While this song was written before any quarantine was ever spoken of, it seems as though the stars aligned for Amber Westerman in the timing of this release, with the unusual circumstances the world is facing today. “Your Homebody” is a sweet, buoyant song about the bond between Amber, her boyfriend Philip Schechter, and the times they enjoy at home together. It invites listeners into a laid back, vacation-like state of being. For her first single release, Amber wanted to tie inasmuch as she could of what made her the artist she is today and hopes this song brings a smile to your face, a joy to your heart, and inspiration to your soul.
“I feel that the artist in me was birthed while living on the Big Island of Hawai’i,” Westerman says. “The people and their Aloha Spirit imprinted my heart in such a deep and indescribable way. For my first single, I felt it was important to put this imprint into a musical form to bring listeners into the heart of Aloha.”
Westerman’s vision during the developmental stage of this song was to transport the listeners into the musical gatherings that she enjoyed taking part in, from beach-side jams to campfires, to kava bar shows. A large part of bringing that into this song was with natural-sounding percussion. She stated, “I didn’t want the traditional drum kit on this track, which made this song special and extra fun to record; percussionist Matthew Burgess came into the studio with a creatively put together drum kit built around a djembe. This felt like the perfect fit because when I perform live, I often have my boyfriend, Philip Schechter, playing the djembe alongside me.”
“Your Homebody” was written by Westerman and Sean Rogers; Produced, mixed, and mastered by Sean Rogers. Studio musicians on the track include Baggio on keys, guitar and background vocals, Sean Rogers on hook guitar, and Luis Espaillat on bass.
With her pure and tranquil voice, Amber Westerman’s music and lyrics open your heart, refresh your mind, and touch your soul. She aspires to bring awareness to the heart, inspiring listeners to take action in their own lives from a heart-centered space. Amber’s songs carry messages of love, self-empowerment, and conscious living through her captivating and soothing pop-folk style. Originally from the heart of central Texas, Amber currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee. She picked up her first guitar at the age of 17. Several years later, her journey took her to the Big Island of Hawai’i, where she began her career as an artist and singer-songwriter. While there, she found herself spending time working with the land, becoming deeply inspired to share her process of overcoming inner struggles through music. She continues to visit the Island that most inspires her each year to attend the Hawaii Songwriting Festival (which she calls her “Music New Year”), where she sets her music goals for the coming year. In 2019, her biggest goal she set for herself was to get a song professionally recorded in 2020. On May 15, 2020, Amber released her debut single “Your Homebody.”