“Uplifting power-pop indie” Metro
Amy Macdonald has released her new single ‘Down by The Water’. The track is taken from her current record ‘Under Stars’, which charted at No.2 on the UK album chart. The beautiful and powerful track features backing vocals from Juliet Roberts, who also joined Amy at her sold out Royal Albert Hall show earlier this year.
“It has been such a crazy year - the music industry has changed so drastically that I didn’t quite know what to expect, but I have to say I’m blown away by the strength of the live music scene. I feel like this year has been my busiest year ever for live shows; I have been all over the place playing so many amazing places in front of so many wonderful fans. Something that has struck me this year is the really positive feedback I’ve received from the stripped down part of the shows. I always worried that people would get bored without my band thrashing away in the background but it’s been quite the opposite. The same goes for the feedback of my new album, Under Stars - people seemed to be most excited by the stripped down acoustic songs. With all of this in mind, and my love for getting out there and performing live, I’ve decided to go on a very special acoustic tour. There will only be a handful of dates in smaller, intimate venues. It’ll be back to basics but i think it will make for a really special tour. I can’t wait to see you there.”
The success of ‘Under Stars’ marks Amy’s fourth Top 5 album in the UK, a success she has equaled internationally, with the album also debuting at No.2 and No.1 in the German and Swiss album charts, respectively.