Trondheim based Amanda Tenfjord embraces youthful abandon on Lokoy-produced new single 'The Floor Is Lava'

Amanda Tenfjord embraces youthful abandon on Lokoy-produced new single 'The Floor Is Lava' 


What the press are saying about Amanda...

“There’s a promising power inside her which is definitely worth keeping an eye on in the year ahead.” – NME Magazine

“Tenfjord's sharp and confident lyrics match up against skittering handclap beats and bouncing synths to create a glorious pop banger that stands up to anything from the Nordics in the past couple of years.” – The Line Of Best Fit 

“This heady mix of hooks and spiky lyrics heralds the Trondheim-based singer as One To Watch.” – Idolator

"Slick pop production” – The Independent

Trondheim based Amanda Tenfjord today shares new single 'The Floor Is Lava' - co-written and produced by Sløtface bassist Lasse Lokøy (Lokoy).

Released 29th March via Propeller Recordings - this is the first new music to be heard since her acclaimed debut EP 'First Impression'. Inspired by the playground-game "The floor is lava" – a game that stands as a solid hallmark of a carefree childhood – it was this feeling which led to the idea behind the new single.

En route to her studio session with Lokøy - Amanda passed some children playing hide and seek; it was that sense of unbridled joy at something so simple (and the distinct lack of worry that comes with being a child) which struck her. "It looked so lovely – that avoiding being 'seen' was seemingly their biggest obstacle in life” she says. "The song is really about being high on life and having a good time without being particularly influenced by other things. Pure ignorant happiness, just like when you were a child!” says Tenfjord.

Originally hailing from a small village in western Norway called Tennfjord (yes, Tenfjord is also her real surname), Amanda is now based in Trondheim - which is becoming something of a mecca for forward-thinking pop artists. The now 22-year-old brings that forward thinking approach to songwriting and collaboration on 'The Floor Is Lava'.

Co-written and produced by Sløtface bassist Lasse Lokøy, his progressive pop production brings the song to life. Speaking on his work with Amanda, Lasse said: "I know Amanda from football training (she's pretty good at football, and I'm pretty bad!). We tried to write the lyrics to resonate with the feeling of freedom when you're a child. It's about the infinite possibilities available to you in your childhood - and wanting to relive, or recreate that in your adult years."

Even though Amanda loves to daydream about a carefree childhood, she's confident that she still has the time of her life ahead. Kicking off 2019 by playing to full houses at Eurosonic, Trondheim Calling and by:Larm – she's currently on tour supporting label-mates Highasakite, culminating in a show at Oslo's Spektrum, in front of 9000 people on March 30th.

The past 12 months have been incredibly exciting for Amanda Tenfjord. Her debut EP 'First Impression' was praised widely by the likes of The Independent, NME, Popjustice, The Line of Best Fit, Idolator, Indie Shuffleand more - as well as being streamed over 2 million times on Spotify.

This year will see her make her debut at The Great Escape, as well as headline showcases in London, and an upcoming appearance at Iceland Airwaves.
'The Floor Is Lava' is out now via Propeller Recordings, released March 29th.

30th March – Oslo, Spektrum w/ Highasakite (Sold Out)
10th May – Hope & Ruin, The Great Escape
11th May – Beach Stage, The Great Escape
7th November – Iceland Airwaves