Sweden has been a hotbed for female pop artists over the last decade or so. The likes of Lykke Li and Icona Pop dominated early in the decade, but have given way to the more recent artists like Tove Lo, Zara Larsson and LÉON. And now, releasing her first EP in over two years, Amanda Mair is trending toward being the next major export from the Scandinavian country.
The now 23-yr old singer/songwriter from Stockholm, has been hard at work since the debut of the lead single, “Wednesday”, from the upcoming To The Moon EP back in April 2016. The 5-song EP has been in the works for over two years and her sound has evolved significantly since the Swede’s debut single, “House”, back in 2011. Vocally, she can still be compared to Kate Bush, but her style has gone down the path of a simplistic and minimalist style that accentuate her exquisite, youthful voice. In addition, the 6 years between her first single and To The Moon, gave Amanda Mair the time to find herself as a mature artist and songwriter that enhances to the relatability of her emotional ups and downs.
The music is now less about blind hopefulness and takes on a darker and more sensual tone that binds the complexities of human emotions. “I wrote the first chords of To The Moon two years ago. To The Moon is about a journey through personal struggle and love,” Amanda Mair mused. “Every song from my EP is like a puzzle piece in my life that I’ve continually been twisting and turning to fit. The songs express different feelings; anxiety, peace, insecurity, happiness, destructiveness and strength. These feelings stayed with me during the process of writing To The Moon. Today it feels like a book about how I please only myself, not others. It feels like I’ve had to travel to the moon to figure that out.”
And that time away has produced one of the best EPs in 2017. Remember her name, because Amanda Mair is done hiding on the moon and is poised to dominate here on Earth.
Pick up the brand new EP, To The Moon, by Amanda Mair on iTunes now! And check out the latest single, “Empty Blockings” on SoundCloud below!
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.