Puerto Rican/Jamaican Bronx native Amanda Brown has built a global fanbase with her inimitable vocals and passion for her craft. Coupled with her extensive touring with the industry’s finest, she’s endeared herself to millions of music lovers from every corner or the world. A former contestant on season 3 of The Voice, Amanda’s abilities were not only championed by celebrity talent but also by prominent critics at Rolling Stone, Billboard and The Los Angeles Times. Now ready to deliver her most introspective project yet, ‘From Here’ introduces fans to raw, heart-on-sleeve storytelling as she takes us on a journey of change, grief, love and transparent self-reflection. Narrating the stages of leaving behind one chapter to begin writing the next for herself, she captivates fans with a revealing and deeply personal insight into her own heartbreak and fortitude. She does so with her signature soaring vocals paired with alt. rock/pop production and indelible lyricism.
“Separate ways, should we stay, Are we meant to be / Cause it gets quiet but you and I, We’ve got history, Can’t keep doing this anymore” ~ From Here
Whilst an intense break-up serves as the backdrop to her EP, the project is about so much more. Each track documents major life changes, for instance ‘Amazing’ tells the story of her decision to leave behind her childhood home of New York City for the sunnier, unfamiliar climbs of California. In songs like “Can’t Let You Go”, Brown expresses the difficulty in moving beyond the trauma of a failed relationship, whereas her song ‘Dirty Liar’ passionately conveys the pain one experiences when they are betrayed by a close friend. The lyrics dive to a deeper sub-text, contemplating whether it’s possible to be friends with someone after trust has been broken. As the EP progresses, so too does Brown’s musical journey, for instance by ‘Hindsight’, Brown has processed the emotions of her decoupling and is forced to contend with the the other party’s inability to move on; taking a somewhat comedic stance, exploring the irony of hearing from someone that previously showed little interest. The final arc of the EP brings both Brown and her audience full circle on the complexities of feelings that arise when one door closes, leaving room for another to open.
“Boy get your story right, You wanted this life / You might regret that fight, I’m good in hindsight” ~ Hindsight
Her success on The Voice established Brown as a captivating front woman; however in professional recording studios across the country, major recording artists have been drawing on Amanda’s talent for years. After her exemplary training at NYC’s world renowned FAME school and esteemed HBCU Howard University, she began working on the road and in the studio as a backing vocalist for legendary artists including Stevie Wonder, Adele, Alicia Keys, Tori Kelly, Michael Bolton, Cynthia Erivo and Tyler The Creator (with whom she sang on a Grammy winning album in 2020 for Best Rap Album). During 2018/2019, Brown toured with The Killers, opening their arena shows in promotion of her debut album ‘Dirty Water’. During stints when she isn’t touring, Brown has been diligently developing her skills as a composer for television, film, animation and commercials. Her debut bookings included a title track on NBC’s hit series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist as well as a national commercial campaign for Nordstrom. From November 2022, fans will be able to find Amanda Brown take to the road once more with beloved singer-songwriter Adele, for whom she will be performing backing vocals during the highly anticipated Las Vegas residency.