Amanda Brown has built a career out of provoking intense reactions in high places. Many fans first
heard her complex soprano on season three of The Voice––a bow that endeared Brown to millions
and won over critics in Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more.
The Voice may have introduced Brown to fans as a front woman, but the best singers in the world
began turning to her years ago. After attending New York City’s FAME school, she began working on
the road and in the studio as a backing vocalist for the biggest voices in music: Stevie Wonder, Alicia
Keys, Justin Timberlake, CeeLo Green, Michael Bolton, Lenny Kravitz, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J,
Gwen Stefani, and others.
The last two years have been especially busy: Brown spent much of 2017 singing background vocals
on Adele’s 25 world tour, then kicked off 2018 by going out with The Killers, who asked her to sing
backing vocals and open for the band with her own material.
Brown will release her anticipated full-length debut Dirty Water in the spring of 2018. Bursting with
both swagger and tenderness, the album is a triumphant collection of Brown’s risk-taking, pop-savvy,
finely honed rock-and-roll. Released on February 2, her first single “The Believers” serves as a fiery
teaser. Brown’s powerhouse vocals shout a new message of hope in the face of the oppression and
violence that fuels modern headlines.
“For me, music is therapy,” Brown says. “It’s cathartic to be able to feel a certain way, work out those
thoughts or feelings and then, release that energy into a song. It allows me to let go of this or that. I
don’t have to carry it around because the song carries it for me.”