Once upon a time in a land far far away, Amber Nicholson was the lead singer in an indie rock band in Texas. Amber’s self-released EP, ‘Far Away Dreaming’, is her debut solo effort, and is set for release on February 24. ‘Far Far Far’, the first single from the EP dropped on January 27, and the stunning track is far far far away from any fairy tale.
Amber Nicholson first started playing piano at the age of 5, with the aim of one day becoming a concert pianist. Her early ambitions didn’t stop there, and she has since become a critically acclaimed singer and songwriter, and has not only performed in and around her hometown of Fulshear, Texas, but she’s also put back by educating others.
Amber’s debut EP, ‘Far Away Dreaming’, was co-produced by Amber herself alongside Jacob Meador, the latter of whom also served as engineer, at Orchestrate Sound, in Needville, Texas. With 5 original songs, we hear Amber go the full spectrum of emotions, as she lays her soul bare, sharing about love, loss, and perseverance.
First single from the set, ‘Far Far Far’, was released on January 27, and precedes the album by almost a full month. Amber combines both vocals and piano playing, reminding us much of Allison Krauss, with honky-tonk tinged pop/country stylings. It’s a bitingly witty song as she sings to a former lover about how the next time she falls in love will be different, because the person she became is someone “far far far far far far away from you”.
‘Far Far Far’ is short and sweet, at just over 2 and a half minutes long, but it packs enough of a punch to not need to be any longer. The years she’s put into performing have stood her well, and given her more than the necessary bones for her debut EP.
In summary, it’s perhaps best to let Amber speak for herself:
“I make music because it’s a safe place to let myself go. Music helps release to the world and the people that are nearest me. I see it as a way to contribute to my community, as both an artist and individual.”
‘Far Far Far’ is out now, and can be streamed and downloaded in all the usual places, including Spotify and Apple Music. You can find out more about Amber Nicholson and her music online on her official website, and Instagram.
“Far Far Far” releases this Friday, January 27.