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“I kind of spilled blood all over this project,” Amy Speace says of her new album The Killer In Me, which marks a quantum creative leap from the artist’s 2006 breakthrough effort Songs For Bright Street. While that release won her widespread critical acclaim and a loyal international fan base, The Killer In Me finds the New York-based singer/songwriter forging into deeper, darker lyrical and musical terrain, borne largely out of relationships gone wrong, then right and wrong again. “This is the record that I needed to make,” Speace states. “In many ways, it was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. And in some ways, it was the easiest. Writing the songs was emotionally difficult, deep and intense—it was kind of an exorcism. But in the end, the songs flowed pretty quickly. You write the things that you’re afraid to say out loud.”

The Killer In Me’s 12 soul-baring new songs maintain the effortless melodic appeal of her prior work, while delivering complex emotional insights that give the album startling intimacy and resonance. “The Killer In Me” chronicles a strangled co-dependent relationship, while “Haven’t Learned A Thing” offers absolution for the continuing struggle in the attempt to connect with another and never getting it completely right. “This Love” speaks to the hope and uncertainty that comes with the onset of a new relationship. The album covers more terrain than romantic relationships, closing with “Piece By Piece,” written as a prayer to her father, wishing him peace and love after the death of his brother.


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  • Mizzz3

    I fell in love with "How to sleep in a stormy boat" and I can't stop listening! Thank you so much to translate all the beautiful feelings in an amazing song! Kisses and kudos from Brazil!

    3 Jul 2013 Reply
  • andreii93

    I'm listening to her very latest album for the first time and well, I'm mostly amazed! I think I'm going to listen to her songs for a lot of time.

    22 Apr 2013 Reply
  • NCzenman

    First time listening to Amy Speace!! Love her sound!!

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • s_fan

    "Land Like A Bird" lives up to the positive reviews it has received.

    28 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Julian-Thome

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    16 Dec 2008 Reply
  • musicdish

    If you are a fan of Amy Speace, sign up for her mailing list to keep up to date on her latest news (including tour dates, new videos and free music):

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • thall87

    I saw Amy open last night in Portland, ME for Judy Collins and Nanci Griffith. Great music, nice voice, smooth lyrics with a little angst. Nice altogether. Good stuff!

    17 Sep 2007 Reply

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