Amber Ojeda’s “Don’t Rush” was the most-downloaded MP3 during July.
What’s your favorite moment in “Don’t Rush”?
Amber Ojeda: The hook is my favorite part of the song. It reminds me to stay grounded and stop stressing out!
Do you think there’s anything missing from the song?
Hmmm… Whenever I finish a song and listen back, I can always pick out a million things I could have done different. However, I am pleased with the choices that were made. My overall expectation for this song was to relax, and I feel it accomplishes that.
What experiences led you to write it?
Everyday experiences, life and its effect on my psyche. I have the tendency to try and carry the weight of the world on my shoulders. This song was a very therapeutic exercise for me.
What do the lyrics mean to you? What are you trying to express?
Overall, the lyrics are emphasizing the importance in not sweating the small stuff and looking forward to the bigger picture. Life does not have to be that intense, you know?
What do you want people to understand about the song?
That even if life does not seem in your favor at the moment, everything will happen just as it should.