Amanda Fondell Bares Her Truth on 'Naked': PopCrush Premiere
publish date: 2017-03-23
Success can come at you fast and, sometimes, that means losing yourself in the flurry of lights.
After winning Swedish Idol at just 16 back in 2011, Amanda Fondell released a No. 1 album, becoming a pop star sensation overnight. Six years later, the singer-songwriter took a step back, realizing it was time to find her sound—not just her stage persona—as well as the truth in her story and her voice. Her self-discovery culminated in a collection of songs off her forthcoming EP, A Talk With Nature, and most poignantly in its lead single: 'Naked.'
Amanda lives her truth on the big, euphoric electro-pop track, a time-relevant anthem about staying true to oneself in the age of selfie filters and musical alter-egos.
'I just wanna see you naked / Just the way you were created,' Amanda cries out on the chorus, as skittering tribal beats crash around her raw, earnest vocals, creating a visceral, emotionally-charged space for soul-baring honesty.
''Naked' is about a friend who has built up their persona on a world of lies, and remind me of a person I don’t want to be,' Amanda reveals. 'It’s a message saying, 'I just want to see your truth and your naked soul, the way you were created.''
A Talk With Nature is out June 2.