Keep up with Amanda's journey :)
Amanda here! It felt silly to write in 3rd person because I’m clearly the one writing this and being formal is boring.
Long story short: all of my music is born out of a love for 90s R&B, strong country women, big vocals like Celine Dion & Christina Aguilera, and honest story telling—I swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me baby Jesus.
I've always tended to overshare and be annoyingly, bluntly honest. While that's sometimes weird and awkward in “real” life, in songwriting and music creation it's actually a huge asset. If you’re unembarrassed to talk about things you’re not proud of or struggles you’re working through, it creates a more relatable story to tell.
I used to say I was a pop/R&B singer but realized that wasn’t entirely true. I love pop and R&B but that didn’t feel “right” and I couldn’t figure out why.
I had an epiphany that I really loved the country music I grew up on and it's what my voice naturally intonated to and what my storytelling lyrics lent itself best to. I’m currently working on new music now that will reflect this shift better.
If Mariah Carey and The Chicks had a baby and that baby grew up loving to overshare and sing, that’s my music. I hope you enjoy it but if you don’t, life, and a decent amount of therapy and antidepressants, has taught me I’m not for everyone and that’s okay :)
If you’d like to read more about me or a more formal bio click here!