Amy Papiransky releases a new single, ‘Dear Amy’.
Originally from Keith, the Glasgow-based songwriter previously made the final of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year in 2018, and recorded her debut album ‘Read Me Write‘ in 2019.
Speaking about the track, which is available to download, she says: “I was inspired to write ‘Dear Amy’ after hearing Tom Grennan on BBC Radio 1 read a letter he’d wrote to his younger self.
“I experienced some very challenging events when I was younger and taking a moment to reflect on those times as an adult, to see just how far I’ve come, really resonated with me.
“These experiences turned my world upside down at the time but how I dealt with them has shaped me into the strong woman I am today. I’m proud of who I am and what I have overcome, and “Dear Amy” is chance to let my younger self know that.”
The lyrics were written as Papiransky sat at her piano in her flat in Glasgow. “I wrote the song in one sitting, which doesn’t usually happen!” she says.
“I then contacted my friend Angus Lyon – who produced and recorded my debut album – Read Me Write – and we recorded the track in one afternoon at his studio – ‘Gran’s House Studio’ – in Lamington.”