Amanda Tenfjord Teams Up With Evangelia for New Song “AMAN”
Greek-Norwegian singer-songwriter Amanda Tenfjord joined forces with Greek-American singer-songwriter Evangelia to release a new song “AMAN” on September 16, 2022.
This marks the first collaboration between Amanda Tenfjord and Evangelia.
The song is taken from Amanda Tenfjord's upcoming debut album “In Hindsight”, which is set to be released on October 21, 2022 via Propeller Recordings.
It was written by Amanda Georgiadis Tenfjord, Evangelia Psarakis, Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter, Thea Wang, Jay Stolar and Alexis Troy. Produced by Bjørn Helge Gammelsæter.
Amanda Tenfjord pays tribute to her Greek roots, deftly fusing Hellenic instrumentation and a Mediterranean-leaning beat with her own recognisable approach to song construction. Both artists are singing in English and Greek on the track.
The core of the song 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.
- 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.”
She continued, “AMAN is about trying to convince the one you really like to go for it. '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.”
Photo by Mike Tsitas
- source : Apple Music