Amy Lawton releases ‘Hurts Like Paradise‘ video
Amy Lawton has today released the video for
her new single ‘Hurts Like Paradise’. The new single is an upbeat
country-pop love song reminiscent of the likes of Suzanne Vega, Alanis
Morrisette and country-era Taylor Swift.
The video finds Amy acting out the story of the song as she explains, “‘Hurts
Like Paradise’ is a song I wrote when I was at school. It’s kind of a
story about a relationship from start to finish, only it’s told from the
perspective of someone who feels like they’re an outsider. I like that
there are details in the song which show this character as they talk
about their experiences. Even though it’s a sad song, I like to
juxtapose sad lyrics with upbeat sounds.”
About recording the video she continues, “The filming of the video
was a fun day as we tried to visualise the song and acting out a story
for a video was a new experience for me. We shot the video down the same
road where the track was recorded and where I write most of my songs in
London. I really enjoyed shooting at the locations – great spaces and
it was nice to be in familiar places!”
‘Hurts Like Paradise’ has been created alongside the multi-platinum
selling hit songwriter Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti,
Dido) who discovered the fresh-faced singer on the London live scene.
She has announced two London shows to celebrate the release of ‘Hurts Like Paradise’ and will to play Ronnie Scott’s on June 5th and The Lock Tavern, Camden on June 12th.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON AMY LAWTON
Amy Lawton comes armed with sharpened experience well beyond her years
and is an exciting new name on the singer/songwriter scene. She honed
her craft by performing at many famous venues in the city such as Ronnie
Scott’s, The Troubadour, The Bedford and The Social among others. Her
biggest live show came as support to Jack Savoretti at London’s Cadogan
Hall in 2016. Most recently she performed her first festival at The
Great Escape 2018.
Ever since childhood Amy has been creating rhymes, poems and short
stories. For the past six years she has been crafting these ideas into
song, writing with the likes of Dee Adam (Diana Vickers, Newton
Faulkner), Jess Sherman (Ward Thomas), Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera,
Corinne Bailey Rae) and Paul Herman (Dido).