Amy Duncan signs to Linn Records

Linn Records is delighted to announce the signing of Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter Amy Duncan whose ambient, folk-inspired music is charming crowds across the country with its emotive, ethereal allure. After a series of self-released records Amy's Linn debut, ‘Cycles of Life', will be released in April 2013.

‘We're excited to have Amy Duncan on Linn Records because she is everything we look for in new talent: original songwriting and heart-felt, pitch-perfect delivery combined in a powerful, musical experience.' Gilad Tiefenbrun, Managing Director Linn Products Ltd.

Amy's career hasn't followed a conventional path.  After beginning her career playing double bass, the life-changing experience of becoming a mother in 2000 saw Amy channel her new perspective on life into song writing; a fortuitous turn of events that has seen Amy find her niche.  Amy projects her emotionally charged lyrics with fantastic range.  With beautiful harmonies and haunting melodies she weaves stories deeply familiar to us all. 

‘Cycles of Life' is a deeply personal, honest and ultimately uplifting account of the difficult life experiences Amy has faced and encapsulates the sense of moving from dark to light. Her determination and strength of character is evident throughout as this album doesn't dwell on the darkness but rather the ‘light at the end of the tunnel'.  Her experience proved a powerfully motivating and creative force in driving her music forward.  On ‘Crack in the World' Amy shares her insight into the keen sense of disassociation one can experience during darker times.  Luckily song writing gave Amy a sense of reality and connection to the outside world. Her positivity shines through in ‘Navigating' which details the process of emerging from repeated negative cycles into a happier life.

‘Up until now my music has been entirely self-produced, and although I have loved that process there has always been a frustration that it doesn't sound as clear and as alive as it could.  It feels very right to now be releasing the album with Linn Records, whose ethos of high quality sound is very close to my own heart and I'm very excited indeed that people will be able to listen to the recording in studio master quality.' Amy Duncan