Music has the extraordinary power to evoke emotions and create lasting memories. For Amanda, a talented artist hailing from Cumbria, England, it was a childhood performance that ignited her lifelong passion for music. In an exclusive interview, Amanda shares her inspirations, unique style, and aspirations, as well as her latest release, “Rush.”
At just four years old, Amanda took the stage at a small village concert, leaving a lasting impression on the audience. “I remember watching adults in the audience crying as I performed,” she recalls. “I didn’t fully understand it at the time, but I knew that I loved the feeling of making people feel something through music. I knew in that moment that this was what I wanted to do forever.”
Describing her music as a fusion of warm, sultry electro-pop with a nostalgic touch, Amanda’s latest release, “Rush,” pays homage to the disco era while offering a contemporary twist. “It’s a feel-good record about letting go of the feelings that hold you back,” she explains. With its infectious melodies and captivating lyrics, “Rush” aims to uplift listeners and inspire them to embrace a sense of freedom.
When it comes to recording and songwriting, Amanda’s style varies from project to project. For her personal records, she often starts with a concept, allowing melodies to shape the lyrics. However, her approach can shift entirely depending on the specific project. As an accomplished songwriter, Amanda has written songs for various ad campaigns, including the theme song “Shining” for a World Cup campaign in Qatar. The campaign’s success led to it being awarded the prestigious World’s Leading Marketing Campaign at the World Travel Awards.
Looking ahead, Amanda envisions herself continuing to connect with people through her music. Her ultimate goal is to touch hearts, leaving a lasting impact on her listeners. As she states, “I would love to be able to continue connecting with people through music.”
Fans eager to experience Amanda’s unique sound can find her music on all major platforms, including Songwhip, where her latest release, “Rush,” awaits eager ears. Drawing from her diverse musical experiences, Amanda’s songs resonate with authenticity and passion.
Born and raised in a tranquil hamlet in Cumbria, Amanda’s journey in the music industry began with her participation in the UK TV show “Stars in their Eyes.” Her exceptional talent and performance on the show’s Kids version led to her being hailed as the catalyst behind its creation. Since then, Amanda has graced the stages of festivals and events throughout the UK, sharing the spotlight with renowned artists such as Elton John, Westlife, Boyzone, The Sugababes, McFly, and The Hoosiers.
In addition to her own records, Amanda has made her mark as a co-writer for other notable artists, including Raisa. Her versatility as a songwriter has been showcased in ad campaigns featuring the Paris Saint Germain Soccer Team, Cil, and Andrea Pirlo.
Amanda’s latest release, “Rush,” is a testament to her growth and artistic evolution. Produced by the esteemed Antonio Dixon (known for his work with Ariana Grande and Beyoncé), the track envelops listeners with silky vocals, vibrant melodies, and lush string arrangements. Through “All PostsRush,” Amanda effortlessly bridges the gap between nostalgia and contemporary electro-pop.
As Amanda’s journey continues, her unwavering passion for music remains at the forefront. With her captivating sound and heartfelt lyrics, she is poised to make a lasting impact on the industry.
Here is the full interview with Amanda as we caught up with her exclusively for the National Post;
What inspired you to get into music.
I was 4 years old. I performed at a small concert in the village I grew up in. I remember watching adults in the audience crying as I performed. I didn’t fully understand it at the time but I knew that I loved the feeling of making people feel something through music, I knew in that moment that this was what I wanted to do forever.
How would you describe your music?
Rush pays homage to the disco era driven by warm sultry electro-pop tones. It’s a feel good record about letting go of the feelings that hold you back.
What would you say is your recording and songwriting style?
My songwriting style di ers from project to project. When I’m working on records for myself I like to start with a concept then play with Melodies and then translate those to lyrics. Every project is di erent, for example, I work on multiple ad campaigns that mean I’m writing to picture, the approach is entirely di erent but just as fun.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years.
I would love to be able to continue connecting with people through music.
Where can fans listen to your music;
My music is available on all major platforms
I recently co-wrote the theme song “Shining” for an ad campaign running up to the World Cup in Qatar. The campaign went on to win World’s Leading Marketing Campaign at the World Travel Awards.