Greek/Norwegian artist Amanda Tenfjord releases new single ‘AMAN’ – a new collaboration with Greek-American singer Evangelia. ‘AMAN’ is the latest track to be lifted from Amanda Tenfjord’s debut album In Hindsight out 21st October via Propeller Recordings (Sløtface, Highasakite).
The core of ‘AMAN’ was initially conceived during Amanda’s time writing with Thea Wang and Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter at Ocean Sound, a studio situated on the remote Norwegian island Giske – recently used by artists such as Sampha and Sigrid. A shimmering piece of alternative pop, Amanda pays tribute to her Greek roots, deftly fusing Hellenic instrumentation and a Mediterranean-leaning beat with her own recognisable approach to song construction – with the help of fellow rising pop act Evangelia.
Speaking more on how the song and the collaboration with Evangelia came together, Amanda said: “At the end of the day of writing we had a demo and a vibe we really liked. But some weeks passed and we all felt something was missing. At that time I was spending a lot of time in Athens and I was playing with the thought of having a Greek verse to make the song more special. I had followed Evangelia on Instagram for a while and spontaneously sent her a DM asking if she wanted to collab on a song that I was planning for my album. She heard the demo and immediately loved it. I told her to be as free and creative as she wanted with the demo. After some back-and-forth, we had a zoom-call late at night; me, Bjørn, Evangelia and producer Jay Stolar (Demi Lovato, John Legend) (this was just a week before my final medicine-exam). We made a new chorus and wrote new lyrics to parts of the song. The communication and flow was amazing and Evangelia is a very inspiring person/artist.”
Amanda went on to say: “‘AMAN’ is about trying to convince the one you really like to go for it,” Amanda explains. “‘AMAN den boro’ – come on, I can’t take it anymore. Say you want my love. We also have some bouzouki in there, which honestly is one of the coolest instruments I know.”