A GLOBE-trotting musician has released an EP inspired by her time volunteering as a conservationist.
Budding marine biologist Amy Jones has spent time working in the Canary Islands, Costa Rica and most recently Hawaii.
But the 18 year-old from Warwick has not let her time saving endangered sea life stop her from making new music. While abroad she continued to write, and perform.
The Myton School pupil told the Observer: “Travelling has long inspired my music, be it from a lonely sunset to a bustling town. People and places are a large element of my lyrics and I hope my music inspires people to travel and explore.
“I’m very excited to be sharing my EP, which is called Drifting, with everyone who has supported my music.
“There is a real range of songs including one written when I was 13 in my memory of my dad, to a ballad written just a week before we were due to finish the EP.”
Amy – who credits her music-loving mum as her inspiration – first picked up a guitar when she was just seven years-old.
She quickly started writing her own songs and learned how to play the piano, ukulele and violin.
It was also at this young age she discovered the environmental threat to dolphins, whales and turtles and decided she wanted to be a marine biologist.
She said “The threat of animals becoming extinct is an issue I’m immensely concerned about and I have always had an interest in. I even went to the Canary Islands for work experience where I helped on a whale watching boat, which fuelled my passion and enthusiasm for marine biology even more.
“Nature and the sea are a huge inspiration for me and a theme I constantly turn to in my songwriting. I believe by combining my two passions can help me achieve my dream of becoming a musical marine biologist.”
‘Drifting’ is available to download for £3 on iTunes and Spotify.