Amy Duncan is currently at work on her sixth studio album, Antidote. Being an independent artist, Amy is funding the album through a Pledge Music campaign – giving those who admire her music the opportunity to help ensure the work goes ahead by pre-ordering the album or even choosing from one of the many, unique Pledge rewards Amy has devised.
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, song writer Amy Duncan reached new creative heights last year with her fifth album Undercurrents, an album which has never been off my playlist since. The absolutely captivating songs, along with Amy’s accomplished vocals and beautifully structured arrangements, seemed to take her music into new, uncharted territory.
In October of last year, Amy announced her plans for her sixth album and launched the Pledge Music campaign to bring the album to life…
Antidote promises to be even more remarkable than Undercurrents, with Amy finding new freedom to write and record. She started recording the music in her own home back in November, and the music seems to have immediately reaped the benefits…
“This album is different from the last 2. I have been able to totally immerse myself in the production side in a way that I worked in my earlier albums before Cycles of Life and Undercurrents. There is a certain kind of freedom in working alone and I am really enjoying it.”
As with Undercurrents, Antidote is being mixed and produced by Calum Malcolm, one of the UK’s foremost studio engineers/producers who has worked with The Blue Nile, Lau, Shooglenifty and countless others. Joining Amy on the album are Fiona Rutherford (harp) Lawrie Macmillan (bass) Sue McKenzie (saxophone) and Liam Bradley (drums).
On Amy’s Pledge Music page (www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amyd-can) you’ll find a wide range of worthwhile rewards available in return for contributing to the project. In addition to the usual options of pre-ordering a download or a signed album, you can also choose to buy high-quality studio downloads, greeting cards featuring Amy’s detailed, colourful artwork, and even Amy’s original paintings. All, of course, with the new album, Antidote.
Amy has also announced that 10% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to The National Autistic Society.
Arranging this funding campaign has not only given Amy the opportunity to develop her music with an increased sense of freedom, it’s given those of us who admire and want to encourage Amy’s work to make a contribution, to be part of an arts scene where music need no longer be ruled by corporations, but driven by grass-roots patrons. You can become part of Antidote, and help independent music flourish by simply pre-ordering the album, or choosing one of those unique pledge options at http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amyd-can www.pledgemusic.com/projects/amyd-can