Cape Town Indie-Pop songstress Amy Ayanda drops gripping new song, 'Rose'

By Alex Brown - 7.11.18

Amy Ayanda is a multimedia artist from Cape Town, South Africa. Having been interested in music from a young age, Amy developed a love for singing and drama, culminating in a degree from the Michaelis School of Fine Art majoring in painting. Ayanda played piano and guitar recreationally from High School through her time as an undergrad, developing in a unique sound that is best described as a lush tapestry of organic and electronic elements, topped off with her honest, raw and beautiful voice.

Rose is Amy’s first single since her debut 2017 EP, Ab Ovo, which was released exactly a year ago and dealt with life’s intricacies from conception to death. Rose continues this journey by speaking to the transformation of her mother’s presence in her life, which has since shifted from the physical to the spiritual. The raw honesty of Amy's lyrics beautifully expresses her position as a young mother who became pregnant unexpectedly, while her own mother was struggling with cancer.

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Her latest single is self-produced and was recorded at Red Bull Studios Cape Town by band members Dean Berger, Daniel Breiter, Glenn Stein and Jesse Gillis. Accompanied on backing vocals by Cape Town singer Albany Lore, the band decided to take a new approach to their writing and recording process by eschewing their usual heavy reliance on electronics and building their new collection of songs on more standard instrumentation. Mixed by Berklee graduate Vicente Espi, the calm of Amy’s melody and lyrics is set against the driving bass that echoes the difficult personal growth of the artist over the past year.

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