Amy Montgomery has released an emotional live version of her song ‘Old Photographs’, which is inspired my the loss of her mother and is an incredibly poignant listen.
It’s the latest track to be taken from her forthcoming debut EP, Intangible, which is out next Friday 20th so keep a look out.
It follows the release of ‘Anywhere’ which is the latest single and is uplifting, radiant and full of character and is an inspiring and liberating track that emphasises the importance of believing in yourself. It also comes with a stunning video that sees Amy’s personality shining through.
The EP also features a beautiful cover of Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Jupiter 4’ and the EP’s powerful title track, which is a shimmering work of Nineties-influenced alternative from the likes of Alanis to PJ Harvey. It’s also a very personal track and centres around mental health, which is a potent theme across the upcoming EP as a result of her mother sadly struggling with depression and losing her life to suicide.
The songs on her forthcoming debut EP represent an artist who won’t shy away from her feelings, but also one who doesn’t attempt to oversimplify experiences that are deeply complex, or profound. “These songs still have a lot of pain,” she says, “but they’re lighter. I actually feel like I’ve let go of a lot of things in the past year, and that’s had a big influence on my writing.” One thing you notice when you speak to Amy though, is her incredible lust for life and positivity.
As well as her powerful new EP, Montgomery was a mesmerising hit on the festival circuit last summer after a number of stunning debut performances at eighteen UK & European summer festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk, Electric Picnic and Black Deer. Amy has a fantastic story and is a really passionate and evocative artist.
You can read some more in her great biog at the following link https://wilfulpublicity.co.uk/artists/amy-montgomery
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