Singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Amy Allen share her deeply personal new song ‘Heaven’, which is out now via Warner Records.
‘Heaven’ pairs delicate acoustic guitars with an emotional vocal delivery as Amy serenades, “Never been to heaven but you got pretty close last night, You’ll be no exception when the gates open up next time.” Amy wrote and produced the song with hitmakers The Monsters & Strangerz (Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello), Jon Bellion (Halsey, Miley Cyrus) and Ethan Gruska (Phoebe Bridgers, Fiona Apple).
“I grew up watching two people I love struggle with addiction and ultimately lost them both last year,” says Amy. “I tried so hard to avoid writing about something so painful, but I kept hearing the line, ‘You’ve never been to Heaven but you got pretty close last night’ in my head and it felt like the song wrote itself. I realised how important it is to share these stories so people know they aren’t alone.”
‘Heaven’ is released alongside an official video that was directed by female duo Similar But Different.
‘Heaven’ follows Amy’s recent single ‘Difficult’, which earned praise from The Sunday Times, Notion, Flaunt, American Songwriter, WWD and Refinery29. After achieving incredible success as a songwriter, Amy made her debut as a solo artist which the beautiful ballad ‘Queen of Silver Linings’, which she wrote and produced with the Grammy-winning Dan Wilson. The song quickly amassed over 3 million streams and received acclaim from Billboard, UPROXX, Idolator and Ones To Watch.
There are two stories you can tell as a songwriter: yours or someone else’s. Amy Allen not only tells the stories of some of the biggest artists in the world as a songwriter, but she also shares her story as an artist.
Amy began writing songs for herself and had learned five instruments by the age of 10. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, she founded New York band Amy & The Engine. In 2018, she wrote ‘Back To You’ by Selena Gomez and opened up the floodgates to collaborate with A-list talent, including Halsey, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith and Harry Styles. Forbes named her on their coveted 30 Under 30 list, while Variety dubbed her Hitmaker of the Month.
Reclaiming her passion for performing in 2020, she introduces her sound as an artist on her upcoming full-length debut for Warner Records. All of her past experiences have led her to this point, to create a collection of personal and meaningful songs that make up her debut album. Amy’s songs are lived-in tales, reminiscent of the American troubadours that have come before her – heroes like Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Carole King, John Prine and Bruce Springsteen. Now Amy Allen tells her story.