Australian-born singer/songwriter, Amanda Easton, recently independently released her latest EP, Polaroids & Postcards. The 6-song set is another collection of songs that were written by Easton.
The EP opens with the haunting song “Man Who Fell To Earth,” that features dark synths layered over Easton’s theatrical, soulful vocals. Her voice is very show-worthy and theatrical layered over synths and electronic beats.
Easton’s influences range from Blondie’s sassy pop-rock and the moodiness of ‘90s rock music. Those influences seep out of Easton’s songs and vocals throughout her work. The next song on the EP is “Eye To Eye.” This song is cemented with electronic synths and her soaring vocals. Easton’s retro theatrical pop-rock is so different than what I’ve heard in any artist before; it kind of sets her apart, but it also solidifies her vocal talent and potential to even sing on Broadway.
Easton explained, “I was packing up my Mum’s house when I discovered a box of old letters and photos of mine and it brought back lots of memories! These songs are all from personal experiences – some joy and love, some heartbreak.”
“I Saw The Message” is the third track on the record and also the lead single from the EP. The lyricism is very relatable as Easton sings “I saw the message that you sent her/I think I know what it implies…” As you listen to the song, you can almost feel the emotions that she’s dealing with. She continues to sing “I’m holding on to possibility/that this isn’t what I think it is…”
I think this song might be the frontrunner for the songs on this EP. The vulnerability and emotional lyrics are truly relatable and it shows her ability to show her vulnerable side. The emotional song was translated into a dark, yet intensive music / lyric video. Check out the accompanying music video for the song below.
The following track on the EP is titled “Letter To A Small Boy.” At the beginning of the song, her vocals on this track are genuine, emotional, and gentle. She sings to a “small boy” about the hardships of love and heartbreak and says to him, “if I could teach you all the secrets that I’ve learned/about the world/I would/and I would show you only goodness in the world…” Her genuine desire to help this “young boy” shows in her gentle lyricism, as she continues on singing “] don’t be frightened of pain/we need it like the rain/it’s there to help us to the other side…”
On the EP’s title track, Easton reminisces through her old Polaroids and postcards, as she compares her past to her present as she sings, “I’m the same girl/it’s the same world..” The song opens with darker synths layered with Easton’s triumphant vocals. It definitely still has a haunting, darker feel with the shadowy synths, but it really fits the song.
The last song on the record is titled “Rockabilly Blue.” This track is a bit dark, a bit funky, and strictly Amanda Easton. She shows off her sensual and sultry vocals on this track as she sings about a lover. It bookends the EP quite nicely with its tone, melody, and vocals.
Previously, Easton released two self-penned albums and three EPs. Polaroids & Postcards is Easton’s third in a collection of 3 EPs. Easton is a full-time performer throughout various music venues in Australia from the Sydney Entertainment Centre to 5-star hotels and major clubs. She’s also performed on Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas. In addition to worldwide touring, Easton also offers her vocal talents as a lead and backing vocalist to many musicians and commercial recording projects.
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