SHE’S had a decade and more of success, selling more than 13 million albums, earning a personal fortune and winning a loyal army of fans.
But Amy Macdonald has just one wish – that she remembered more of it.
From the moment This Is The Life was released in 2007, it was very much a case of that was the life for the singer. She went from anonymity in suburban Bishopbriggs to massive fame almost overnight.
“I don’t have many regrets and I probably wouldn’t change many things,” says Amy.
“But if I could change one thing it’d be to take it in a bit more. I would like to have been a bit more present in the moment.
“I was going from place to place, not knowing where you were going next. I did appreciate it, but I didn’t realise how incredible it was until afterwards.
“There are people I met that I didn’t even remember.”
Amy’s latest album, Woman of the World, mixes some of her biggest hits with new songs, as well as some of her most popular songs from the past decade, including Mr Rock & Roll and Poison Prince.
Amy is keen to stress it’s a collection, not a Greatest Hits as she equates that with global stars like Madonna. But she says the idea for it came out of the thrill of being invited to perform at BBC’s Music’s Biggest Weekend in Perth last May.
“It was a 40-minute set on TV and radio and I knew it had to be the punchiest songs,” she revealed.
“On stage it felt like a magical, special gig and driving back I had the radio on and so many people were saying they’d been blown away by it.
“It felt to me like the perfect moment to reminisce about everything had happened. So this is a mix of the old favourites and new songs I had that needed a home.”
Amy will be taking to the stage at King Tut’s in Glasgow on Friday with proceeds from the sold-out gig going to the Nordoff Robbins musical therapy charity.
And on Saturday she’ll be singing again at the Scottish Music Awards, once more in aid of the charity, before taking part in Sleep in the Park on December 8.