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Spotlight: Amy Papiransky

In this week’s edition of our Spotlight series, we’re introducing the hotly tipped Glasgow based singer songwriter Amy Papiransky.

OllyWareham
  • By Olly Wareham
  • 20 Oct 2021
  • min read

Amy Papiransky's latest single Summertime Blues was released in June of this year with the support of fellow Scottish singer songwriter KT Tunstall and her team. The new track displays Amy’s seemingly effortless control of her elegant vocals and considered approach to pop songwriting.

As a classically trained musician and finalist of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, Amy’s deep understanding and passion for music shines out in her solo work, showcasing intelligent yet accessible pop mastery. Check out Summertime Blues at the bottom of the page and read on for more on Amy’s journey so far.  

Who?

Amy Papiransky

What?

Glasgow based singer-songwriter offering up a luxurious mix of folk-inspired pop gems.    

From where?

Originally hails from Keith in North-East Scotland, currently based in Glasgow.

What’s the Story?

Since making the final of the BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year, classically trained singer-songwriter Amy Papriansky’s career has been moving from strength to strength, with a top 20 slot on the iTunes chart for previous single Dear Amy and extensive radio play on a domestic and international level. 

Her debut album Read Me Write was produced and recorded by Angus Lyon (Cat Stevens, Paul McCartney, Eliza Carthy). The record showcases Amy’s soaring vocal dexterity and talent for sincere, affecting songcraft. 

Amy’s latest single Summertime Blues was released earlier this year with support from BRIT and Ivor Novello Award winning Scottish icon KT Tunstall, along with her management team. Speaking of the track, Amy explains: ‘I ended up writing Summertime Blues the night before heading into the studio. Songwriting is the only aspect of my life where I thrive under pressure! We used a lot of samples and keyboard sounds on this track, which was really fun, as I had never worked in this way before.’

Sounds like?

Lavish pop gems that incorporate the extensive range of Amy’s musical talents. 

Predicted to?

If Amy can write a song like Summertime Blues the night before a studio session, we’re clearly dealing with a unique talent. Anything is possible. 

Must hear?

Amy’s latest single Summertime Blues.