CELEBRATED SINGER-SONGWRITER AMY SKY ANNOUNCES DIGITAL RELEASE OF NEW ALBUMS ‘FOREVER BLUE’ AND ‘NAMASTE’
Toronto, ON (April 29, 2014) – Undeniably one of the hardest working women in music, celebrated singer-songwriter Amy Sky announces the digital release of not one, but two new albums – ‘Forever Blue’, an exploration of loss and loneliness and ‘Namaste’, a collection of eastern infused, ambient/acoustic songs. On May 31st Sky will feature songs from both albums as well as timeless favourites during an intimate performance at Toronto’s iconic folk club Hugh’s Room.
Forever Blue – recorded in Nashville and Toronto and available worldwide at iTunes, features transparent and acoustic arrangements that showcase Sky’s haunting and expressive vocals. Sky penned nine new songs for the album and included a cover of daughter Zoe Sky Jordan’s song ‘Coming Up Strangers’. Additionally, she reimagined two classic melodies – Annie Lennox’s ‘Why’ and U2’s ‘With or Without You’ as unplugged piano-vocal ballads. The album also serves as the soundtrack for the “Five Minute Fitness Ballet Stretch” exercise videos available at www.aliveandawake.ca.
On Namaste – recorded in both Sanskrit and English, Sky fuses soaring melodies with brilliant vocals to interpret beloved mantras and original inspirational songs, creating the perfect backdrop for yin and restorative yoga practice, meditation and relaxation. The arrangements are a blend of Kirtan style call and response (Sita Ram, Om Namo) traditional mantras (Guru Brahma, Wahe Guru, Rama) and original devotional songs (Come Peace, Namaste). Produced by Sky in Toronto and Nashville, she also plays piano, harmonium and recorder on the album. The album is available on BandCamp and iTunes.
In addition to being a renowned singer and songwriter, Sky is an active face and champion of Mental Health Awareness, having admitted to her own struggles with post-partum depression in 2006. Her role as an entertainer quickly progressed into that of an advocate, and she created her Alive and Awake newsletter to provide tips and tools for greater self-care and mental wellbeing. Sky then partnered with Sunnybrook Hospital in support of the newsletter, creating a website (aliveandawake.ca) that includes members of Sunnybrook’s team of mental health specialists contributing information each month. The newsletter can now be found on the hospital’s new blog (health.sunnybrook.ca), cross-posting from Alive & Awake to maximize viewership.
Well-known for her use of real life experience in her songwriting, Sky’s music has created a lasting and indelible impact on fans. Hit songs like “I Will Take Care Of You” and “Ordinary Miracles” have lit up radio station switchboards as callers respond to her lyrical exploration of relationships, experiences and life and fans attending Sky’s live shows not only revel in her powerful voice and ‘feel-good’ music, but unite to celebrate everyday life, its losses and victories.
Fans can purchase advance tickets for Sky’s upcoming May 31st Hugh’s Room show online at www.ticketbreak.com/hughsroom or by calling 416-531-6604. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door.
Forever Blue TRACK LISTING:
1. My Secret Heart
2. Coming Up Strangers
3. Forever Blue
4. Make Me Whole
5. Water From A Stone
6. Always Been You
7. Like Juliet
8. You Turn Me On
9. Part Of Me
11. With Or Without You
12. I Long For You
13. Hold The Light
Namaste TRACK LISTING
2. Lokah Samasta
3. Wahe Guru
5. Sita Ram
6. Guru Brahma
7. Guru Ram Das
8. Sat Nam
9. Om Namo
10. Come Peace
12. Rama (Instrumental)
13. Guru Brahma (Instrumental)
For more information please contact:
Charlotte Thompson / Red Umbrella P.R.
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Shelby Burnell / Red Umbrella P.R.
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