Amy Macdonald’s Top 10 album ‘The Human Demands’ was released late last year, but its profile remains as strong as ever. Amy has constantly found new ways of shining new light on the record, whether it’s with stripped back acoustic recordings or an in-depth track-by-track introduction to each song. Over six months on, it’s still reaching new audiences – notably with the recent single ‘Statues’, which spent a phenomenal six weeks on Radio 2’s A-list.
Amy continues that engaging run of activity by sharing her new single ‘Bridges’. It’s a new mix which brings a rejuvenated upbeat momentum to a song that has been hailed as one of the album’s strongest moments.    Listen HERE. Watch the lyric video HERE.
‘The Human Demands’ is full of evocative lyricism and ‘Bridges’ is no exception. While the album’s themes are usually focused on hope, longing or nostalgia, ‘Bridges’ is instead about having the confidence to stand up for yourself and to speak your mind. Amy channels high energy pop rock in a song that shows no fear in moving onto other opportunities when placed in an awkward situation. Her lyrical prowess also means that the song works on two levels: it could also be interpreted as a barb to a partner whose constant deception and manipulation have wrecked what could’ve been a blossoming romance.
“I will always have an opinion,” says Amy“Maybe sometimes in my career, I wish I had kept my mouth shut but what would the fun in that be? I think it’s important to say how you feel, especially as a woman in the music industry, where the most powerful roles are still male-dominated. You can find yourself being pushed into scenarios that you’re not comfortable with, and that happened a few times when I was starting out. I found how important it is to not be scared to have an opinion and to stand up for yourself.”
‘Bridges’ is set to extend the album’s profile into the summer before Amy embarks upon a long awaited UK headline tour in the autumn. Her first full scale domestic shows in over two years, the tour will be her first since the release of ‘The Human Demands’ and culminates with a huge homecoming show at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro.
Tickets for the dates, listed below, are available here. All shows feature guest Callum Beattie.
21st – Reading, Hexagon
22nd – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
23rd – Stockton, Globe
25th – Ipswich, Regent
26th – London, Roundhouse
17th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro

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