Sandra di Amante

Sandra di Amante’s debut album "Who’s Fooling Who"is a powerful and emotional experience that engulfs the listener and invites them into her world of poetry and music.  Most of the songs deal with highly personal subject matter but with a sense of irony and a healthy self-distance.  The texture of her soulful voice has an edge and an urgency to it that never fails to draw the listener in. 

"I grew up listening to a wide range of music, trying to emulate vocal styles such as Areatha Franklin, Gladys Night, Stevie Wonder and Janis Joplin  to operatic singers like Barbara Hendricks and Placido Domingo." "Who’s fooling Who"was recorded during the summer of 2009 in Stockholm at Mandarine Studio.  The tracks were performed live with a band, creating a loose and organic feel. The title track, "Who’s Fooling Who", is a contemporary song reflecting on childhood memories.  " My mama always told me to be brave. She said, ‘Don’t be like me I have been a slave.’"      

The track "Rest In Sanity"is an acapella that features di Amante’s heartrenching voice and painstakingly honest lyrics.  "Dare To Dare" is a song about letting go of the past and finding the courage to break free from chains that bind you down.

"A friend of mine gave me the album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss called "Raising Sand"and I was totally blown away.  It gave me inspiration and a clear vision of how great an album can sound today, old school but still contemporary.  That was kind of a sonic map that helped me find my way." 

"Who’s Fooling Who"is Sandra di Amante’s debut as an artist and is sure to make a powerful imprint in the international music community.