PREMIERE: Canadian Singer-Songwriter Amanda Keeles Releases Music Video for 'Saving Grace'
By Stevie Connor.
London, Ontario based artist, Amanda Keeles, is a remarkable vocalist and songwriter who unites captivating melodies with stories crafted from her lived experiences. The single, “Saving Grace”, from Amanda's upcoming album “Can’t Stop Me Now” has just been released.
Amanda says, "A love may be lost but it is never forgotten. No matter how far you move along in your life you never forget that one love."
Recorded at MCC Studios in Calgary (CCMA studio of the year 2021 & 2022). Produced by Grammy and CCMA nominated Johnny Gasparic. She is joined by CCMA & Juno award winning musicians Chris Byrne (The Road Hammers) Joey McIntyre (Duane Steele) Keith Floen & Therry Lawson (TheTravelling Mabels) and Calgary artist Bill Blayney. Amanda’s debut album release “Can’t Stop Me Now” will follow in November with a city by city release party tour beginning November through to 2024.
Uniting classic Country influences with modern instrumentation, "Saving Grace" blends Pop sensibilities with a dash of Rock to create a song that both tells a story, and evokes the feeling that reminiscing about a past love brings. "Saving Grace" opens with just acoustic guitar and drums, and quickly builds to include a striking, hard-to-forget electric guitar riff that flows throughout the song. Beginning in a lower tone, Keeles' vocals soar across the energetic chorus as she expresses that the joy felt in remembering a past love can be a positive, comforting experience.
Noting that even those who have moved on can never forget a past flame, Keeles finds solace in the positive memories of a person who had her heart long ago. Both relatable and uplifting, Keeles' reflective songwriting and vocal dexterity take centre stage among the vibrant instrumentation of the track. Originally written on the piano and brought to life in a highly collaborative studio environment, Amanda Keeles' "Saving Grace" is a stunning third single from the brand new artist, and highlights that the pursuit of your dreams is always better late than never.
Courageously diving headfirst into what has been a lifelong dream, Keeles caught the ear of Grammy Award nominated producer Johnny Gasparic, and recorded all of the music on her upcoming debut album at Calgary's two-time Canadian Country Music Award winning recording studio, MCC Recording Studio, enlisting the support of some of Canada's most recognized Country music musicians. From a teenager with a budding music career who was forced to wait over 30 years to launch, Amanda Keeles is continuing her sensational music debut with a warm and reminiscent third single about finding joy in the memory of a lost love, titled "Saving Grace".
After dusting off her decades old songbook that she found herself always adding to but never pulling from, Keeles launched her explosively successful Country music career in January 2023, leaving behind a top position in the financial industry, and a relationship that did not encourage creative pursuits. With multiple awards already to her name, Keeles has twice taken the top spot in The Canadian Open Singing/Songwriting Contest, had her second single ever featured on SiriusXM Canada's Top of the Country, and has been added to commercial Country radio all across Canada.
Launching her artist social media pages this February, Keele's online profiles have soared to over 15,000 followers without any digital marketing support, effortlessly gaining fans everywhere her music is heard. Her stunning, feathery vocal tone ascends to incredible heights with ease, and fits seamlessly on top of her sunny, piano-born melodies.
Country Singer-Songwriter Amanda Keeles is a Canadian artist from London, Ontario. She is a two-time winner of The Canadian Open Singing/Songwriting Contest. Growing up in a family of musicians, Country music filled the rooms of her childhood home igniting the passion and creativity that flows through in her songs. Her heartfelt lyrics and stage performance has captured audiences throughout her musical journey. She has performed on countless stages across Canada from piano lounges, festivals and country bars to singing national anthems at major sporting events. Her performances are versatile with acoustic versions of self written and covers to high energy rockin' country. Her debut single "Blame it on the Moonlight" released January 30, 2023 and was picked up by over 50 country stations Canada wide including US stations, Australia and UK. It's debut peaked at #6 on the Canadian Country Indie Top 100 Chart and the video for her song is at Stingray as well as playing on ICTV in Branson, Missouri. Later, her single "My Heart Feels The Same Way Too", a powerhouse emotional ballad telling the story of a struggling relationship, was picked up by SiriusXM Radio Top of the Country, US & Canadian Radio, Australia’s Country Thunder as well as added to top Country Spotify playlists.