Amy Macdonald follows up her critically acclaimed fifth album The Human Demands, reaching the Top 10 of the album charts by sharing new single ‘Statues’.
The first release under a new deal with Infectious / BMG, The Human Demands was previewed by the lead single ‘The Hudson’, ‘Crazy Shade of Blue’ and the title track.
It extends the huge international success that Amy has achieved throughout her career into a new era. She has previously performed world tours in front of a total of 3.3 million people, accumulated over 200 million Spotify streams, landed four Top 5 albums (including her #1 debut) and sold six million albums. Her landmark hit, ‘This Is The Life’, topped the charts in ten countries.
Listen to ‘Statues’ by Amy Macdonald on the Official F1 Tracks playlist on Spotify.
‘Statues’ is one of the biggest moments on The Human Demands. Constantly escalating its exuberant energy, it showcases her flair for rock, pounding indie energy and evocative lyricism. It’s a reflection on the house and the street that she grew up in, with a Springsteen-esque skill for depicting snapshots of ordinary life with a poetic slant.
The Human Demands has now amassed over nine million streams. Amy celebrated the album’s release by playing a live stream show, which debuted a selection of new songs alongside favourites such as ‘This Is The Life’ and ‘Mr Rock & Roll’. The performance raised over £10,000 for #WeMakeEvents and fans can continue to support the live events sector by donating or buying merch via the movement’s website.
Thrilled to share ‘Statues’, the new single from my album ‘The Human Demands’! I’ve had so many people say that they love this song because of the imagery it creates. Hope you enjoy! https://t.co/mpi6tFu6Ic 😍 pic.twitter.com/Q2vvzj8EhB
— 𝗔𝗠𝗬 𝗠𝗔𝗖𝗗𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟𝗗 (@Amy__Macdonald) February 19, 2021
Amy Macdonald started the year by being named as the Independent Venue Week 2021’s official ambassador for Scotland. An ambassador was selected for each home nation as Amy joined Arlo Parks (England), Gruff Rhys (Wales) and Jordan Adetunji (Northern Ireland).