Amanda Holley (@listentoamanda) is an emerging singer-songwriter, musician, and GRAMMY Member from Newark, New Jersey. Not too long ago, she unlocked the power of love and soul with her sensational new single, “Press Play.”
Amanda Holley – “Press Play” single
“Press Play” finds Amanda Holley surrendering her soul to the world as she invites listeners to indulge with her and escape into the ethereal energy of music – the Universal language. From sweet riffs and runs and experimental cadences to her scat in the breakdown, Amanda gives every ounce of her instrument and soul to the emotions that the moment evokes as she pays homage to singers and songwriters who came before her while ushering in her original sound.
“PRESS PLAY” is not only an emotional, internal statement with melody, vocal arrangement, and lyrics composed by Amanda – but it is a message to the world to come together in song and allow the music to lift us above the chaos of today. Furthermore, “Press Play” follows mildly on the heels of Amanda’s standout single, “RIDE OR DIE,” which was recently under GRAMMY CONSIDERATION for BEST R&B PERFORMANCE & BEST R&B SONG.
“Leave the world behind us and turn up.”
“‘Press Play’ came to me on a dark night of the soul. The melody and lyrics pulled me out of my pain and lifted me into a sweeter energy – one I can’t wait to share with each and every one of you!” – Amanda Holley explained
“Press Play” was created in collaboration with XXL Freshman Class Producer, KOREY LAWS (OHKAYLAWS), and GRAMMY NOMINATED vocal producer Michael Prochilo (AKA RICHROYCE). The song contains rhythmic elements, moody chords, and pop synths over a trap beat where Amanda’s nostalgic – yet innovative delivery sucks listeners into deep vibrations while luring them to the dance floor.
In addition to singing and songwriting, Amanda is a self-taught musician (piano and violin since age two) who has played countless venues and events such as FASHION WEEK in NY & LA for five seasons, the UNITED NATIONS, COACHELLA, CARNEGIE HALL, W TIMES SQ and HOLLYWOOD, the PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER, and SONY HALL NYC.
“All I want to do is press play.”
Amanda Holley was born from music and has risen from challenging circumstances, surviving on her music and vocals since day one. Her poetic voice led to her being published by COLUMBIA PRESS as a teen for poetry and prose. Her music has been featured in multiple motion picture soundtracks including SHARON 123 on SHOWTIME!
A consummate artist, Amanda has been recording her EP primarily In Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA, collaborating with Grammy and Oscar-winning, Billboard Charting, and up-and-coming producers and co-writers on her highly anticipated project. Also, Amanda is an actor, she has appeared Off B’WAY on numerous shows and is starring on a new reality TV show, TBA!
Amanda Holley – “Press Play” single
“Press Play” is one of the hit singles from Amanda Holley’s upcoming EP, “HolleyGraphic.” We recommend adding it to your favorite contemporary R&B playlist. Also, let us know how you feel in the comment section below. Mel Blanc’s famous catchphrase, That’s All Folks! Thanks for reading another great article on Bong Mines Entertainment – the hot spot for new music and positive entertainment news. Always remember that (P) Positive, (E) Energy, (A) Always, (C) Creates, (E) Elevation (P.E.A.C.E). Contact us on social media via Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook, and let us know what’s going on. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter, support our merchandise, and become a Patron of Bong Mines Entertainment. Disclaimer: This post contains Apple Music affiliate links. We may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through links on our site. That little compensation will be used towards keeping this website up and running.