Slow Shudder, real name Amanda Mayo, is a multi-faceted producer, DJ, vocalist & songwriter. Born in Miami, FL, and formerly based in New York City, London, Los Angeles, and currently residing in Seattle, WA. Her versatile sound encompasses her many musical influences across indie electronic, dance, experimental, and alternative music, culminating in a way that’s best described as forward-thinking, boundary-pushing pop.
She released her self-produced debut single, Call You Back, in 2016 while pursuing her Masters degree in Popular Music from Goldsmiths, University of London (alumni include James Blake, Rosie Lowe, A.G. Cook, AObeats, SAKIMA, and FEMME), and has been making a name for herself over the past few years with a series of diverse collaborations.
Slow Shudder recently released the first single from her forthcoming EP, Off The Rails, an exciting evolution of her sound as a solo artist. Her captivating vocals are enhanced by her unique approach to production, combining emotional chords, a punchy bassline, and experimental, left-field sound design.
Replay is the next chapter from this aforementioned EP. A lovesick ballad for the modern day, Slow Shudder’s soaring vocal performs like an overture, building towards a crescendo of synth work that mixes elements of wonky alt-pop, 90s rave and contemporary indie dance. This is far from your typical pop track, and Slow Shudder is far from your typical artist.
Speaking to the motivation behind Replay, Slow Shudder shares:
“Even when it was just the idea of you, I couldn’t get enough.” I started writing it shortly after moving to Los Angeles. After a breakup, I’d decided to stop dating altogether for a bit to focus on music, but a few months later, found myself crushing hard on an artist I was working with. I would replay all his tracks and all our conversations in my head, but not let on that I was interested. We were friends and collaborators for a while, but after almost a year, that artist (Cosmicosmo) and I started dating. Once I got deeper into the production, I thought it’d be appropriate to ask him to co-produce it with me, and I love how it turned out with both of our creative inputs.
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