Lincoln, Nebraska singer-songwriter Andrea von Kampen has signed to Fantasy Records. To mark the occasion, today she releases two new songs “Take Back Thy Gift,” and “Of Him I Love Both Day and Night.” Both tracks were produced by Andrea and her brother and collaborator David. “Of Him I Love Both Day And Night,” is an introductory vignette, incorporating poetry that has inspired Andrea and evoking a feeling of expectancy. As is often the case with her work, “Take Back Thy Gift,” has deep literary references. “I stumbled upon this Tennyson poem called ‘Tithonus,’ and I thought the words were beautiful,” she says of the song. “Then I read the Greek story of Tithonus and discovered this is a story about a man who was cursed to live forever. This story felt like an ancient cautionary tale that I wanted to breathe new life into.” Both songs are available today.
LISTEN TO “TAKE BACK THY GIFT”
LISTEN TO “OF HIM I LOVE BOTH DAY AND NIGHT”
Andrea von Kampen burst onto the national stage via NPR’s Tiny Desk contest – an opportunity for unsigned talent to win a spot on the famed music discovery series. Though she didn’t ultimately land the prize, she was named as one of the top ten entries, and in the process netted a whole new fanbase. Since then, she’s released a number of EP’s, singles and a self-released debut and found great success with film and television placements due to her intimate and cinematic music. At Fantasy Records, she joins some of her greatest heroes such as Paul Simon and James Taylor and contemporary artists like Nathaniel Rateliff, Valerie June, Natalie Hemby and more.
The Nebraska-raised singer-songwriter is a formidable talent with her deeply felt folk-indebted sound and inquisitive, empathetic lyrics. Andrea excels at connecting the dots between personal experience and the world at large. Her journey so far has been a life immersed by music. The youngest of four children raised in a musical family, Andrea and her siblings all learned instruments as she started playing guitar at a young age. “Music was just what we did,” she remembers. And more music from Andrea von Kampen is on its way later this year.
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