AUTHOR’S NOTE: From time to time, I get e-mails from artists suggesting that I might be interested in their music. The “mailbag” is my attempt to give back by showcasing the talent of those emerging artists whose work I genuinely enjoyed.
This one will be short and to the point: a few weeks ago, at the start of May, Swedish label Labrador sent me a copy of a single by their newest (and at 16 years old, likely their youngest) artist, Amanda Mair.
‘House‘ is a forlorn little tune that packs a hell of a punch. The lyrics are simple, direct, and accessible, all without being trite. With soft, emotive verses to bolster a strong, driving chorus, the song is quite balanced.
Besides that, I’d be remiss if I didn’t compliment the artist’s voice. ‘House’ actually is an exercise in restraint, but I’m excited to see what Mair does on a track where she can really cut loose.
I e-mailed Labrador for more tracks, but to no avail. Rest assured, dear reader, that I’ll keep my ear to the ground and let you know about the next exciting piece of music headed our way from this talented young artist.