Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE - Bryce Luff

LO­CAL singer-song­writer Amanda Canzurlo – also known as Bloom – has had a sec­ond wind of sorts.

She has per­formed for a decade un­der the stage name Amanda, but a shift from pro­duc­ing Kelly Clark­son-style pop-rock to a new am­bi­ent vibe meant the old guise did not fit her fresh style.

Bloom chat­ted ex­cit­edly to the Gazette be­fore jet­ting off to Mel­bourne last week for a short tour be­fore the launch of her EP in late July.

She said her fresh hand­ful of tracks, co-writ­ten with pro­ducer Rob Agos­tini, were sto­ries of her late 20s and a look at love, loss and death.

“They’re all au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal sto­ries that I’m sure peo­ple can re­late to,” she said.

The Bi­bra Lake singer be­gan writ­ing mu­sic for the EP 12 months ago but said her aim for per­fec­tion slowed the pro­duc­tion process.

“I be­gan writ­ing se­ri­ously in June last year,” she said.

“I’m very fussy. I just kept tweak­ing and tweak­ing, but even­tu­ally you just have to draw the line.”

Mo­men­tum has been build­ing in her work for some time, re­sult­ing in a col­lab­o­ra­tion with pro­ducer Oen Bearen on the dance track LetitGo.

The song is sim­i­lar to a Zedd-pro­duced track, with Bloom com­ing in over pow­er­ful beats to give the song and ex­tra kick.

The song was given a 9/10 rat­ing by Beats­me­dia.

Bloom’s vo­cals get to­tal free­dom on her self­ti­tled EP, with in­cludes up­beat track Ghost and a Lana Del Ray-style 100Night­mares hint­ing that great things could be on the hori­zon.

Pic­ture: Tanya Voltchan­skaya

Bloom is launch­ing her EP in July.

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