Watch out, ABBA! There's a new Swedish powerhouse in town. Allow us to introduce Amanda Mair, a 17-year-old rising pop star whose debut album is already causing quite the stir in her home country. The Swedish Music Industry named the pianist and recording artist who has drawn comparisons to Kate Bush and Dusty Springfield "2012's Big Breakthrough."
When MC's in-house music guru Sergio Kletnoy spoke with Mair, she was all smiles, affirming her answers to his many questions who's your celebrity crush? Favorite cartoon character? Hidden talent? with a pause, a "yes," and a big grin. After watching the music video for "Sense," the forthcoming single off of her self-titled debut album, we too are feeling happy-go-lucky. Mair sings of her complicated past relationships, all the while holding up hand-written signs with messages like, "now I see" and "the future is me." With that voice, indeed it is.
Amanda Mair drops stateside June 5. In the meantime, check out the video for "Sense" below!