Amanda Brown

Amanda Brown Releases Compelling “From Here”

A native of the Bronx, Puerto-Rican/Jamaican artist Amanda Brown releases “From Here,” a song about taking everything out of the pockets of your life, putting it all on the table, and having the courage to take back what belongs to you.

“From Here” presses the question: where are we going – as lovers, as a nation, as people?

Amanda’s appearance on season three of The Voice put her front and center, winning praise from big outlets like Rolling Stone, Billboard, and a host of others.

After training at NYC’s prestigious school FAME and HBCU Howard University, Amanda worked with celebrity artists like Stevie Wonder, Adele, Alicia Keys, Tori Kelly, Michael Bolton, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, and Cynthia Erivo, followed by releasing her debut album, Dirty Water, whereupon she toured and shared the stage with The Killers.

Since then, she’s composed music for television and commercial broadcasting, with placements on Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and a Nordstrom campaign. Along with acting success, she’s added her luscious voice to tracks such as Tyler, The Creator’s Grammy-winning album, IGOR, as well as The Killer’s “Land Of The Free.”

“From Here” opens on gentle, gleaming tones, followed by the entry of a thrumming bassline and enlarging percussion. As the tune assumes resonance and depth, it takes on tantalizing dimensions, swelling with smooth, lustrous textures throbbing with imminence.

Merging alt-rock heft and delicious savors of pop savoir-faire, “From Here” vibrates with palpable passion and irresistible tides of pressure, all capped by Amanda’s evocative, sumptuous timbres riding on wickedly alluring filaments of sound.

“Promises make no sense / When you’re out of time / Wide awake, half asleep / As we walk the line / Can’t keep doing this anymore / Ooh / Where do we go from here.”

Like an à la mode invocation of inquest, “From Here” unfolds on nuanced lyrics, delectable sonic hues, and the exquisite voice of Amanda Brown.

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Written by Randy

Randy Radic is a Left Coast author and writer. Author of numerous true crime books written under the pen-name of John Lee Brook. Former music contributor at Huff Post.