…set me free, SINGLE: AMY ELLEN – “It’s Time” [Axel McDonald, producer]
Amy Ellen – It’s Time is available at Apple Music.
by Walter Price
Vocally, the comparisons to Jenny Lewis and Angie MacMahon have already been justified with her last single, “My Heart”. And now, Irish folk-pop star-on-the-rise Amy Ellen returns with a track that has much in common with classic heartfelt life at a crossroads songs written by the likes of Dixie Chicks, Sharon Van Etten and Marty Robbins. “It’s Time”, a song that “reflects on issues of anxiety and mental health”, is an unfeigned journey.
A tactile thought process examining those chaotic self-evaluations and the need to express outwardly, but not wanting your vulnerabilities to change perceptions to the negative. And as storytelling has given way to formulaic rhythms, this one, produced/co-written by Axel McDonald, has its start, middle, and end rooted in melodic beauty.
AMY ELLEN It’s Time
+ My Heart
Artist photo by Maiden Moose Photography
Written by Amy Ellen and Axel McDonald
Produced by Axel McDonald
Recorded at Tsunami Studios
Mixing/mastering by Danny Bochkov
Artwork by Marion Letur
“Amy Ellen is part of the emerging Irish indie-folk scene. Hailing from Dublin, she met her band-mates through BIMM. Her music is inspired by Australian and American indie-folk artists such as Angie McMahon, Kurt Vile, and Fleetwood Mac.” – pr