Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk

Published Monday 17th October 2005
Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk
Amanda Falk - Amanda Falk

STYLE: Roots/Acoustic
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13105-2834
LABEL: Avante

Reviewed by Peter Dilley

Rather like Nichole Nordeman and Sara Groves, Canadian singer/songwriter Amanda Falk is one of those artists whose songs seem imbued with a thoughtful quality. It's partly in the narrative, observational style of their lyrics and vocal delivery, and partly in the uncluttered, unhurried arrangements and production. Honesty is perhaps the biggest factor though, not in a voyeuristic sense, but in lyrics which engage with the highs and lows of life in the real world: "Never thought that I'd question everything that I knew/Never thought that I'd have trouble finding my way back to you", and yet they still reach out in hope for security: "Well I've found that there's nowhere to run to/Nothing that I can hold onto.../Everything within me is wanting more of you." We were never promised an easy journey in life, and sometimes there's reassurance in knowing that others have walked through the shadows back out into the sunlight.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Rochelle in The Netherlands @ 17:57 on Aug 1 2009

You can find the lyrics of the song Small on this site

Posted by Cyara Ross in River hills manitoba @ 19:51 on Feb 11 2009

hey i met Amanda falk too she is awsome she really inspired me. i also met ehr totally cute bass player Karl Kohut i think i want to becaome a member of the band too. she would be very easy to get along with

Posted by Daphne in St.Catharines @ 05:40 on Aug 24 2008

i met amanda like twice.. shes so awesome.. i just wish i could talk to her more and learn more about her story.. she helped me soooo.. much! (=

Posted by Kailynn in Calgary, AB @ 22:42 on Jun 10 2008

Amanda, you are so amazing and inspiring to me!
I play piano, sing and write (songs and novels) and I someday want to reach out to teens (especially girls) through both my music and my writing. It's my dream! And you've inspired me so much! Your songs are so inspirational and are like therapy to me! You are a world-changer! I wish i could someday reach out to ppl as you do! God bless you!

Posted by Dana in Asquith @ 06:08 on Jun 2 2008

Amand is such a great person I got to spend like an hour just talking about whatever(while eating chocolate fondue) in our pajama's it was really awesome!! she is so amazing and such a sweet singer!!!

Posted by Emily Hamilton in Springdale, NL @ 20:28 on Apr 24 2008

Hey people,
I love Amanda Falk , She is a great singer ! Download her music as much as you can !

:: Emily

Posted by melissa in vineland @ 13:33 on Apr 16 2008

hey you are the best singer i know your one song made me cry from beatiful uniqe girls my favourite song is beatuiful.

from melissa

Posted by brittania in hillmil;; @ 03:26 on Apr 14 2008

i just love you you rock the world i'm so happy you came into my life!!!

Posted by Stephanie in Omaha, Nebraska @ 03:44 on Feb 10 2008

I love Amanda Falk's music so much.

Posted by Corrie in South africa - Nelspruit @ 09:23 on Feb 7 2008

Hi amanda

I have recently heard your song charade (i think thats the name of the song) and your other song small. I loved your song as it. The lyrics are very good. when you come to africa please let me know I have a couple of places where you can play. Not only in South Africa but Mozambique to, who knows maybe we can sing a song together!

Be blessed

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