Episode 188 - Amanda Ayala

Amanda Ayala is a rising pop artist, singer, and songwriter originating from Westchester County, New York. The talented musician is making waves in the scene with her unparalleled sound and empowering style. At a young age, Amanda fell in love with music and has cultivated her innate talent to what it is today.

Amanda’s breakthrough began as a contestant on NBC’s renowned show The Voice (Team Adam Levine) and was quickly followed with AmazonPrime’s television show “Who Will Rock You?”. Through her emotion-filled vocal performances, Amanda radiates raw emotion through explosive instrumentation. With a multitude of live performances under her belt, Amanda has opened for a wide variety of critically claimed artists: The Revivialists, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, Leslie West of Mountain, Eddie Money, Dee Snider, Blue Oyster Cult, KT Turnstall, Guster, and Taylor Dayne.

Ayala seeks to connect intimately through her lyricism with listeners around the world and inspire them. With 2 singles in the Top 100 Rock charts of iTunes and Top 100 Hot AC as well as her single “Seventeen” that was the #1 single on the Indie Charts in 2021. The New York-bred artist will have listeners engulfed in the musical world she creates with her no- frills approach and realness. Having an extensive list of accolades, Amanda Ayala is undoubtedly an artist to watch as she is set to cement herself in the music industry for years to come.

Her intimate and passionate release dubbed “Doin’ Better” was released in 2022. In one of her most open songs yet, this track is like medicine for all those who have struggled with social anxiety. She draws from her own experiences with social anxiety and how it takes a toll on her daily life. Beyond the glamour, extravagance, and celebrity lifestyle that listeners view the musicians are incessant struggles with some of these social issues impacting them heavily. With this track, Amanda hopes to connect with listeners who have struggled and are still battling these social storms as she comforts them with her emotion-filled vocals to die for and intimate and massively relatable lyricism.

“Just Tell Me”, Amanda’s new indie pop song, was recorded and produced in Queens, New York. It features organic instrumentation that evolves beautifully throughout. From 0:55 onwards, the tempo really picks up, and it becomes almost impossible to turn up the volume.