Nestled within the scenic landscape of Cumbria, England, a future star’s dreams first took flight. Fast-forward two decades, Amanda has metamorphosed into a vivacious voice in the global music industry. A precocious talent from her “Stars in their Eyes” debut to sharing stages with Elton John and Westlife, Amanda’s prodigious talent is an inviting journey into a delightful realm of resonant vocals and lyrical magic.
Her latest release, “Rush,” is a celestial blend of nostalgic disco elements, entwined with the soothing pulse of lo-fi pop. The presence of lush string arrangements and driving melodies results in a masterpiece produced by the brilliant Antonio Dixon (think Ariana Grande and Beyonce).
Amanda’s “Rush” is an enchanting amalgamation of her ambitions and experiences. A firm believer in emotional resonance, she hopes to stir up a cocktail of emotions in her listeners, “Whether it be to feel empowered, feel good, feel heard or just feel like kicking back and doing nothing,” Amanda has crafted a record designed to accompany every shade of mood.
If “Rush” were a painting, it would be an abstract piece brimming with vibrant colors and tumultuous shapes, a magnificent depiction of life’s rush. Listen to “Rush” here. From the opening lyric – “Breathe you in like midnight air, and I come unraveled as I float into your sky” – the listener is drawn into an atmospheric narrative of thrilling exploration and emotional revelation.
Riding the waves of musical reverie, Amanda offers a stimulating insight into the power of surrender: “I don’t wanna contemplate it, I don’t wanna waste no time, I don’t need no motivation, I’m ready to cross that line.” It’s a resounding testament to her fearless plunge into the limitless depths of inspiration.
The chorus, an evocative plea for unhesitant connection and raw emotion – “Hush, we got all we need to feel the rush, don’t be shy don’t overthink it, just give it all to me and when we touch, don’t hold back” – serves as the album’s lyrical cornerstone. It’s a courageous invitation to cast away the shackles of inhibition and surrender to the innate human longing for shared intimacy and emotional elevation.
“Rush” has a way of spurring listeners to relinquish overthinking and take a plunge into an ocean of emotion. It’s a testament to Amanda’s power as a songwriter, her ability to weave personal experiences into her music, and her propensity for creating songs that truly resonate with her listeners.
Beyond “Rush,” Amanda’s ascendant star shows no sign of dimming. With another solo project on the horizon and involvement in composing for high-profile ad campaigns, she’s sculpting a discography and career as multifaceted and vibrant as her music itself. It’s no surprise that her tracks have amassed over 1 billion YouTube views.
“Rush,” with its beguiling blend of retro aesthetics and fresh narrative, solidifies Amanda’s place in the music scene as a force to be reckoned with, not just in the UK, but globally. It’s a testament to her growth, her tenacity, and her unparalleled ability to use music as a conduit for palpable, transformative emotion. Keep tabs on her continued rise via her Instagram.
In the bustling symphony of life, Amanda’s “Rush” serves as a stirring anthem, an empowering call-to-arms to live life unapologetically, to seize moments, and to embrace the electrifying rush of existence.