Feature Friday: Amy & The Engine

Amy AllenFeature by Bailey Garno

Our next Feature Friday band is quickly rising to stardom, having performed for VH1’s Save the Music Foundation and sets at CMJ 2014 already. They’ve shared the stage with the insanely infectious Vance Joy and are led by a voice that had already captured the hearts and ears of viewers on The Voice. With such credentials, we can expect that the debut six-track EP from Amy & The Engine will be a major hit.

The story for Ms. Amy Allen goes way back to when she was just a child playing with her older sister’s band. Swapping the electric for a bass guitar, Amy revealed an innate talent for music right off the bat. Traveling from her hometown in Portland, Maine to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Allen honed her abilities here and gathered a crew of students to play with from around the world. She is backed up by six other band members, making their stage performances look like a bit of a family gathering.

Amy & The Engine will soon release the sweet and catchy single, “Last Forever,” on Valentine’s Day. The track, with a 50’s flair, couldn’t be more flirty and appropriate for the release date. Commenting on the song, Allen explains how she sought to create a sound that represented the all-too-familiar mix between happiness and nervousness that comes with new love. I highly recommend streaming this track which is linked through Allen’s interview with Teen Vogue.

Fitting under the broad alternative-pop umbrella, Amy & The Engine will be hitting Boston and Lewiston later this month. Check out the band on their official site for more info on tour dates!

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