A Folk Song Called Mr. Rock & Roll

(PR) Amy Macdonald is at the forefront of a new generation of British musicians on her debut 'This is the Life' (August 19, Decca), combining "a traditional, acoustic folk-rock sound with a youthful spirit and self-assured lyrics that veer between the observational and the confessional," as one UK publication put it. The first single "Mr. Rock & Roll," sung in Amy's rich, bell-clear, gutsy vocals, tells the story of missed opportunity and broken hearts.

A native Scot and self-taught musician, Macdonald has already achieved double- platinum success in the UK for her keen ability to create simple, yet compelling stories. She has spent the past 18 months touring Europe, opening for Paul Weller, meeting her one-time hero Pete Doherty and headlining her favorite music venue Glasgow Barrowlands.

This Is The Life features Macdonald opining on everything from indulgent and self-destructive pop stars on the dark and venomous track "Poison Prince," to their so-called celebrity counterparts on the lamenting ballad "Footballer's Wife." Emerging from an album laden with hits, "Run" creates a powerful sonic experience that builds from a whisper to a masterful crescendo of vocals, solidifying Macdonald's standing as a singer experienced far beyond her 20 years of age. - To see why, watch her perform the first single "Mr. Rock & Roll" live on The Friday Night Project here

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