“With shades of Lucinda Williams, Phantogram and Regina Spektor, Stroup’s solo debut Tunnel dabbles in tasteful tracks of perceptive lyrics, lush arrangements and haunting grooves.” - Glide Magazine
NASHVILLE, TENN – Written and recorded between tours with Sugar & The Hi-Lows, Nashville singer/songwriter Amy Stroup returns with the release her second full length solo album, Tunnel Deluxe, on vinyl 2.24.17.
For Amy, Tunnel represents, “a process of healing and a place to express the small self actualizing truths I’ve learned over the last couple of years.”
A self-described “serial writer,” – she was named one of Prairie Home Companion’s “Top 20 Songwriters Under 30” – Amy collaborated with an array of producers, co-writers and musicians to bring Tunnel to the light.
Producers Thomas Doeve (The Other Side of Love Sessions) and Konrad Synder (Sugar & The Hi-Lows) both offered unique perspectives, bridging her past solo work and band collaboration, to create a sophisticated sound that highlights Amy’s “salted-caramel voice.” (-Marie Claire)
Tunnel begins with “Finally Found Our Way,” rich with its 80’s undertones and inspired by Martika’s “Toy Soldiers”. “Versailles” draws from its namesake. Built during some of France’s golden years, it’s an expression for the fear that the golden years passed won’t happen again.
A co-founder of a full service creative company called Milkglass Creative, Stroup and her business partner Mary Hooper serve as a creative think tank that specializes in artist branding, art direction, book cover design, and album design for artist such as Little Big Town, Chris Stapleton, Ingrid Michaelson, and other to name a few.
“I will say the work I do with Milkglass fuels a lot of my creative energy and provides a unique synergy that feeds my music.”
By branding her sound, Amy’s been highly sough after for film and television placements. “Falling,” the first single released September 17th, was featured on “Vampire Diaries” and “Far From Yesterday,” the second single, (out 12/3) – on “Pretty Little Liars,” “Switched at Birth,” and “The Vineyard.”
" Stroup has made a name for herself crafting songs of heartache and hope, the kind of lush, hushed melodic folk/pop that graces female-friendly TV dramas like Grey's Anatomy. But Tunnel digs deeper into the shadows and new songs like "Sabotage" and "Finally Found Our Way" represent thoughtful, introspective songwriting at its best." - Direct Current Music