Amy Macdonald, Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over Review
Amy Macdonald has sold over six million albums with a total of well over ten million records sold, four long-players, all entering the Top 5 charts worldwide, more than 200 million Spotify streams and concerts worldwide to a total audience of more than 3.3 million. Macdonald’s career is one of the most successful of any European solo musician in the new millennium. Macdonald releases her new EP Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over, a collection of three fan favourites with the energy of her live performances in mind. Macdonald says, “After years of playing these songs live, my band and I decided to reinterpret the music a bit, breathe new life into them and musically align them with some of the tracks on my latest album. The result is a really exciting and modern vibe, and when we took the songs on tour and played them in front of audiences, they went down great, so we decided to put them on a record and share them with the world – hence this EP!”
Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over is Scottish singer/songwriter Macdonald’s praiseworthy job of bringing new light to these three selections. Macdonald kicks off with the title track, and the song builds with sterling support from the band. The music presents an upbeat pop/rock beat that encourages Macdonald’s sturdy, appealing vocals. “Run” is the slower tempo of the three songs with witty lyrics, ample reverb, and delay on the vocals and instruments. Macdonald has a powerful upper range in her singing and puts it to great use here. “Slow It Down” has a strong Bruce Springsteen influence, with a catchy melody rumbling pop/rock dance beat. Macdonald’s leaps in the theme are executed with skill and emotion. If you do not have a smile on your face from the upbeat music, you will certainly break into one here. Musically, Don’t Tell Me That It’s Over breaks new ground and builds a broad appeal with its fun and refreshing, upbeat presentation. As an artist, Macdonald is a fine vocalist that will captivate you with her singing power. That’s the short of it!
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Don't Tell Me That It's Over
July 8, 2022