Amanda Shires is a GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter and violinist from Lubbock, Texas. Not too long ago, she released a LIVE music video for her “Take It Like A Man” single, co-written by Amanda and producer, Lawrence Rothman, and features Jason Isbell on guitar.
Amanda Shires – “Take It Like A Man” performance video
‘Take It Like A Man’ unfurls with a haunting longing, as Amanda Shires’s bell-like vocals soar. She proclaims, “I was snared by your wrist, I know what the cost is. The octaves of consequence… I know the cost of flight is landing and I know I could take it like a man.” Not only can Amanda “take it like a man,” but more importantly, she can “Take it like Amanda,” as the last line proclaims the clue to the entire album, and perhaps Shires herself.
“I wrote that last line, ‘take it like a man,’ but then I changed it. I realized you can try and do what they say and take it like a man and show that you can withstand anything. But truly you can only take it like yourself.” – Amanda Shires explained
Filmed by Weston Heflin, the performance video captures the captivating arrangement of the song featuring Amanda’s tremulous vocals, coupled with the intensity of Isbell’s guitar work and soaring string section. The performance was captured at Columbia Records studio in Nashville; the room’s lauded history includes hosting such iconic artists as Bob Dylan, Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Buddy Holly, and many more.
Amanda Shires – “Hawk For The Dove” music video
“I want people to know that it’s okay to be a 40-year-old woman and be more than just a character in somebody else’s life. The song and the visual representation of the song deal with the emotions that turn prey into predator.” – Amanda Shires explained
The striking music video for “Hawk For The Dove” was filmed on location in Santa Monica, California. The song was the first single to be released from Amanda Shires’ forthcoming album, Take It Like A Man. The highly anticipated project is set to be released on July 29th via ATO Records.
“Take It Like A Man” album
‘Take It Like A Man’ is a fearless confessional featuring 10 emotionally raw tracks, produced by the talented gender-fluid singer-songwriter and producer, Lawrence Rothman (Angel Olsen, Girl in Red, Courtney Love). Upon hearing Amanda for the first time, Lawrence said, “I was just mesmerized. I thought she was the new Dolly Parton; Dolly for a new generation.”
Written and recorded during the lockdown, the new record features Isbell on guitar on several tracks and guest vocals from Maren Morris and Brittney Spencer. ‘Take It Like A Man’ is a song cycle of ruthlessly candid tunes written as a document by Amanda about her life as a woman, a wife (to husband Jason Isbell), and a mother during a tumultuous time.
Since getting her start playing fiddle with the legendary Texas Playboys at the young age of 15, Amanda has brought her nuanced songwriting and boundless originality to her critically acclaimed solo albums. To date, she has collaborated with the likes of John Prine and Justin Townes Earle and earned the 2017 Emerging Artist of the Year prize from the Americana Music Association (AMA). Amanda is a member of Jason Isbell’s 400 Unit and founded The Highwomen – a supergroup she also performs in alongside Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby, and Brandi Carlile. The band hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their self-titled 2019 debut.
“I can take it like a man.”
It’s been a busy time for Amanda. Recently, she performed at the world premiere of HALLELUJAH: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City alongside Judy Collins and Daniel Seavy. Also, she gave fans an early peek at some of the new material on a live stream for Relix Channel exclusively for Twitch.
On June 23rd, she performed selections from Take It Like A Man at a by-invitation-only listening event at Desert 5 Spot in Los Angeles presented by Foxes Magazine. On July 23rd, she’ll perform with The Highwomen at Wrigley Field in Chicago opening for Chris Stapleton, followed by a special sold-out solo show at Nashville’s Blue Room on July 28th to celebrate the release of her new album.
“Take It Like A Man” tour
Amanda Shires will bring her dynamic live performances on the road for an extensive fall tour kicking off September 6th in Asheville, NC. The tour will run through November, with stops in major markets including Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Brooklyn, Dallas, and more.
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