Amanda Sum - New Age Attitudes

Amanda talks about her upcoming album, New Age Attitudes. She released the title track single on April 22, 2022.

Amanda Sum, cropped and edited for Rhythm Changes Podcast (New Age Attitudes)
Amanda Sum. Photo by Belen Garcia

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Amanda Sum talks about her upcoming album, New Age Attitudes. She released the title track as a single from the album on April 22, 2022.

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Cover art for "New Age Attitudes" by Amanda Sum

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New Age Attitudes, by Amanda Sum
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Following up

People whom we mentioned

  • We talked about the heat wave of June 2021 in BC: Amanda played her Vancouver International Jazz Festival gig during the peak of the heat wave, and I have a memory from recording my episode with Marina Hasselberg during that peak weekend
  • Amanda has worked in the theatre world with Andie Lloyd
  • Jamie Lee, who leads her own trio and made the UJUSUN project last year, plays drums with Amanda. They have worn some unique costumes for their gigs together
  • Amanda cites Carole King as a reference; Earth Tones, who are a band I first covered last year, covered an entire album by Carole King at Guilt & Co. a while back. The early-show lineup was out the door
  • Emily Best recently came on the show with great vocal harmonies from her album, like what you hear on "Cops" by Amanda

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Bringing in other relevant sources

  • Amanda studied theatre at Simon Fraser University (SFU), where she met the people behind Rice & Beans. They have also collaborated with Andie and their mutual friends in theatre
  • Stir Vancouver interviewed Amanda Sum here, which gave her and I a jumping-off point to talk about balancing music and theatre work
  • Amanda is working with Theatre Replacement on a special project related to her album
  • The recording and mix engineer for New Age Attitudes is Olivia Quan