| “Fans will find bags of charm in bold, storytelling songs fashioned for arenas.” |
– Sunday Times Culture
“On her fifth album she finds a new voice as a female Bruce Springsteen, singing tales of everyday life that are tinged with a heroic, hopeful quality.” – The Times
“It’s a swaggeringly confident collection of songs that pulls sparkling hooks over soaring choruses, bolstered by audacious production that demands daytime radio.” – The Line of Best Fit
“In her triumphant fifth album The Human Demands, she unpacks a host of experiences which will surely resonate with her listeners.” – Wonderland
|Amy Macdonald today reveals her version of the 4 Non Blondes classic ‘What’s Up?’, which she has released as an Amazon Original and is accompanied by a black-and-white performance video. Listen HERE. Watch HERE.|
While the original song was first released in 1992, her performance of the song feels like a natural extension of the themes she explored in last year’s Top 10 album ‘The Human Demands’. Her impassioned vocal acutely captures the feeling of having found your place in the world and the frustration of longing for a societal change that may never come.
4 Non Blondes’ original version of ‘What’s Up?’ peaked at #2 in the UK during an eight week run in the Top 10. It was written by Linda Perry, who went on to become one of the world’s most successful songwriters, with credits for Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Pink, Adele and many more.
‘What’s Up?’ is released ahead of Amy’s long awaited return to touring, which begins with a homecoming festival at Glasgow’s TRNSMT. Her October headline tour culminates at London’s historic Roundhouse, ahead of another huge Glasgow show when she headlines the SSE Hydro shortly before Christmas. All UK headline shows feature guest Callum Beattie. She will then tour Europe in March 2022. Please see her official website for ticket details and a list of all upcoming international shows.
The UK dates are:
12th – Glasgow, TRNSMT
21st – Reading, Hexagon
22nd – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
23rd – Stockton, Globe
25th – Ipswich, Regent
26th – London, Roundhouse
17th – Glasgow, SSE Hydro
The first release with Infectious / BMG, ‘The Human Demands’ extends the huge international success that Amy has achieved throughout her career into a new era. She has previously performed world tours in front of a total of 3.3 million people, accumulated over 200 million Spotify streams, landed four Top 5 albums (including her #1 debut) and sold six million albums. Her landmark hit, ‘This Is The Life’, topped the charts in ten countries.
Amy started the year by being named as the Independent Venue Week 2021’s official ambassador for Scotland. She also raised over £10,000 for #WeMakeEvents by playing a special live stream show. Fans can continue to support the live events sector by donating or buying merch via the movement’s website.