Northern Irish singer songwriter Amanda St John has released her new single ‘Take A Leap’ on the 12th of June 2020.
Amanda St John is a soulful singer-songwriter from Northern Ireland. She is a mainstay on the Irish radio, festival and gig circuit and has been described as a “Head-turning vocalist with serious song writing prowess…a sensational artist” (Visit Dublin). She has worked with artists like Brian Kennedy, Eddi Reader, Mary Coughlan, Gareth Dunlop, Ciaran Gribbin (of INXS) and Jon Tiven (Grammy winning Nashville writer/producer who has worked with artists suh as BB King, Van Morrison and The Rolling Stones etc.).
Gaining substantial media interest in Ireland and the UK including extensive airplay on the BBC and RTE as well as reviews in Hot Press Magazine & The Irish Times. Amanda is known for her passionate and powerful live performances and is fast establishing herself as one of Ireland’s leading vocalists. With live sessions with ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris and Gaby Roslin on BBC Radio London, various other live performances/interviews across BBC regional’s, U105, Downtown/Cool FM, UTV Live Television etc, as well as many festival slots and tours of the UK, Ireland and the USA (which included the prestigious Folk Alliance Festival and a private event for the US President) under her belt, the future is looking very bright indeed for this talented musician.
As soon as you listen to Amanda St John, it’s clear to see how her music has been influenced by the most famous soul singers such as Aretha Franklin and Etta James. Take A Leap was inspired by Amanda’s walks on the beach at her home on the North Antrim Coast where she often goes to contemplate on her thoughts and feelings. This song is about chasing dreams and taking a leap of faith in the hope of creating a more fulfilling and successful life. This is echoed in the lyrics ‘Sometimes you’ve got to take a leap and trust what will be will be and put your faith into your dreams”. The song has some beautiful and poignant lyrics and is really relaxing to listen to. Despite not being the type of music I would tend to listen to, Amanda St John’s voice is soulful and full of passion.
You can listen to Amanda St John’s new song ‘Take A Leap’ over on Spotify.