Amy Lawton’s new single ‘Hurts Like Paradise
The Times who said it’s, “Sweet country pop right out of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now era.”
She has written rhymes, poems and short stories since she could hold a pen and has been crafting these ideas into song over the past 18months with renowned writer/producer Matty Benbrook (Dido, Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti).
Amy’s skill with wordplay and pop melody can be heard perfectly in the first single to emerge from Matty’s studio, ‘Undone’, which was released in September 2017. Her innocent-yet-knowing vocals are the perfect foil to the biting lyricism, reminiscent of artists such as Alanis Morrisette, Suzanne Vega or County-era Taylor Swift. The release received widespread critical acclaim with support from 1883 and Celeb-Mix, landing on multiple Deezer playlists, radio play on BBC Introducing London and Amazing Radio, and a TV appearance with London Live. National coffee chain Caffe Nero also lent their support with in-store playlisting and showcase opportunities.
Amy has been steadily developing her live show with performances at many of London’s iconic venues such as The Troubadour, The Bedford, The Social and Ronnie Scott’s. This proved good grounding for her biggest show to date; opening for Jack Savoretti to 1,000 people at London’s Cadogan Hall.
Writing together with the likes of Dee Adam (Diana Vickers, Newton Faulkner), Jess Sharman (Ward Thomas), Pam Sheyne (Corinne Bailey Rae), Paul Herman (Dido) and of course Matty Benbrook, Amy is quickly honing her craft on and off stage.
Amy’s sophomore single is the upbeat Country-Pop love song ‘Hurts Like Paradise’, which is set for release on May 11th 2018 on Paradise Records/AWAL. Like ‘Undone’, it was produced by Matty Benbrook at his East London studio, Studio 45. Says Amy, “’Hurts Like Paradise’ is a song I started writing back at school. It’s kind of a story about a relationship from start to finish, only it’s told from the perspective of someone who feels like they’re an outsider. I like that there are details in the song which show this character as they talk about their experiences. Even though it’s a sad song, I like to mix sad lyrics with upbeat sounds.”
“The new song showcases Amy’s incredible talent and declares that she has a promising future.”
“We can’t wait to see how Amy continues to grow in the future!”