[Cover photo credit to Brett W.]
Singer-songwriter Amy Stroup self identifies as a “song farmer” and will be releasing her fourth solo album, Since Frank, on June 23, 2023. The album’s latest single, “Break the Feeling,” explores “presence and grounding.”
Walking, hiking, and trail running multiple times a week are ways of exercise, yes, but more ways that I ground myself ritualistically. Movement helps me shake off what holds me up and at the end of a trail I never felt quite the same as when I started.
Since Frank finds a cohesive sound thanks to producer Chad Copelin (LANY, Broncho, Ben Rector) and the album also features drum samples created by James McAlister (The National, Taylor Swift, Sufjan Stevens). These elements frame a range of songs Stroup wrote with herself in mind, a change from the many songs she’s written for TV and film, having also worked in campaigns for British Airways, Google and Nike, to name a few.
Since Frank, covers a wide range of subjects, but settles on “what it means to find a way to be okay on the inside”.
These songs feel like freeze frames of pivotal emotional moments of me finding a safe place to live from inside my own body. I’ve done a lot of experiential therapy, self-nurturing work and beyond, to get to a more true place to live from, and a lot of the songs capture the process and pivotal points on that continued journey.
Stroup is a prolific collaborator, teaming up to record as both Danger Twins and the retro duo Sugar & The Hi-Lows. She’s played with the likes of Chris Stapleton, Kings of Leon, Kacey Musgraves, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Additionally, Stroup co-founded Milkglass Creative, which provides branding and design services for clients including Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, Thomas Rhett, and others.