Amanda Kind’s answer to mundane music is to deliver something special with a breath of fresh air, signature sound and a powerful message to call her own.
Review by Rory Richardson
How many singer/songwriters it takes to change a light bulb? The answer is that it doesn’t matter since there will never be a shortage of singer/songwriters. Of course, being a singer/songwriter isn’t a bad thing if you are capable of delivering something unique. And Canadian-based Amanda Kind does just that.
There’s a plethora of independent artists coming out of the woodwork armed with nothing more than a PC, a microphone, an acoustic guitar and nothing really special to offer. Demonstrating a keen interest in vocal jazz, musical theatre and classical music, Kind breaks the mold with her amazing sound and delivers invigorating pop-rock. Her band is red hot and the production value of her latest release, Hello Heartache, is as good as it gets for an independent artist. Overtones of Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain and Beth Nelson blend with Alanis Morissette and even Joan Jett. All in all a well-rounded CD that has much to offer the listener.
In this overly saturated genre, Amanda Kind manages to stand out from other indie-alt artists. Her answer to mundane music is to deliver something special with a breath of fresh air, signature sound and a powerful message to call her own. Kind’s strength is her passion and ability to write a powerful piece of music via solid musicianship and thought-provoking melodies that speaks to the heart. One would be wise to keep an eye on her over the years to come.