BIO Amrit Singh is the On-Air News Anchor, and Music & Culture Editor, of REVOLT TV, the new television network from Sean Combs. At REVOLT, he writes and presents stories and interviews on live television, all day every day, with an emphasis on connecting the dots between music, culture, and news. You can watch this intro to REVOLT, or read pieces in Billboard, The L Magazine, and GQ India for more. Previously, he served as Executive Editor of Stereogum.com for nearly eight years, writing and producing the website into a leading voice in independent music. His video journalism has appeared on ABC, MTV, and Fuse. Amrit also served as Editor of the University of Wisconsin International Law Journal, and is a NY State Bar certified attorney, but we try not to remind his father of this. In 2012, Amrit made and appeared in his first film, DOSA HUNT, featuring members of Vampire Weekend, Das Racist, Neon Indian, Yeasayer, and the Vijay Iyer Trio on "The Greatest Hunt For South Indian Food In NYC Ever Committed To Film!" (Here's the trailer, if you're curious.) His speaking engagements and press campaign have connected the film with diverse audiences, film festivals, and media outlets from New York Magazine to BBC TV World News. Amrit has been called a "global citizen to watch" and a "generational voice" by The Huffington Post's Jim Luce, and "an example of how Indian culture gets hybridized" by The World's Marco Werman. He lives in Los Angeles, and was born in New York City.
Here’s an “interview” I conducted for Dan Harris’s ABC series, AMPLIFIED, with a friend who just put out a terrific LP titled Marnie Stern, and a dog named Fig. We did it on their couch, on the Upper East Side. Dan Harris invited me to play the role of Dan Harris for a session, as he often does my friend Jessica Suarez. I suggested we feature Marnie, as she and I tend to discuss all manner of things, serious and ludicrous, musical and emotional alike. (A fair reflection of both our characters, really.) On this morning I was pensive and somber for various life-reasons, and for better or worse, that informed the tenor of this talk. Now, to speak with Marnie and not leave room for her hilarious synaptic gymnastics takes certain skill (read: lack there of). But as a result our “real talk” gives a glimpse at another side to Marnie, one that shapes and elevates her new album and makes her such a compelling artist and person. And that’s worth something? I was off my game, thankfully she never is.
We talk about this song. It’s thematically appropriate. And a serious jam.