Saskatchewan country music awards nominee Amy Nelson celebrates the joyful clumsiness of falling in love
Falling in love is a real trip, isn’t it? Racing hearts, rising temperatures, and that delicious, dizzy feeling when you’re near the object of your affection. It all adds up to one heckuva white knuckle ride we all want to take. Rising Canadian country-pop artist Amy Nelson is living for the love drop with her smile-a-minute new single, “Trippin.’”
From the first beat, “Trippin’” climbs with a steady march of Amy’s sweet and sassy vocal before letting go into an irresistible sing-along chorus.
“This song is all about the ups and downs of falling for someone new,” says Amy. “It’s clumsy, it can be messy, and it’s 100 per cent me.”
Tripping leads to callin’, and callin’ leads to fallin’
And fallin’ leads to I need you, I do
We’re in all of a sudden, why am I always rushing,
Next my Head is spinnin’, back at the beginning, oh my heart is always
Trippin’ and Fallin’
“Trippin’” was co-written by Canadian country hitmakers and multiple BCCMA/CCMA winners including Madeline Merlo, Patricia Conroy, Dave “Dwave” Thomson, and Tina Gemza. The minute she heard the song, Amy knew it was telling her story and she headed into the studio to record it with multi-award-winning Canadian producer Jeff Dalziel (The Washboard Union, Jim Cuddy, Jessica Mitchell, Brett Kissel).
“This song was written by four amazing writers, but it sounds so much like me that it’s like I was in the room with them,” explains the 44-time (!!) Saskatchewan Country Music Awards nominee. “I don’t really fall in love gracefully, I generally trip over my own feet.”
That’s an endearing reveal that makes this effervescent artist and song instantly lovable.
Shot in Amy’s hometown of Regina and released with perfect timing on Valentine’s Day, the video for “Trippin’” adds a ton of visuals to the tune. One of the local filming locations has a vintage clothing store and a bowling alley. It has a close connection to the Saskatchewan-born singer-songwriter.
“It was so fun to film. We had two great actors and we even shot the dance scene at my own studio where I run my music school for kids.”
Amy Nelson has grown into being one of the crown jewels in Saskatchewan’s music scene. She is a former high school music teacher and opened a music school in 2011 called Sing Like A STAR. She taught over 3,000 children to follow their artistic dreams. Between 2011 – 2018, Nelson served on SaskMusic’s board of directors, playing an instrumental role in advancing the province’s music industry.
The year 2019 was a big year for Amy. Her third and most recent album, Good Intentions, was voted the #2 Best Album in Saskatchewan. She won 620 CKRM’s Proudly Saskatchewan Showcase, a 40-year-old provincial competition. Previous winners of the prestigious award are Jess Moskaluke, Brad Johner, and Tenille Arts. Also in 2019, Amy was recognized from the floor of the Saskatchewan Legislative Assembly for her intercontinental musical successes.
Amy’s roots, both personally and musically, may be planted in the heart of Saskatchewan but her fast-growing career has taken her far abroad where she made lasting impressions. She’s lit up stages Down Under for Australian Music Week, as well as at Australia’s Groundwater Music Festival and Gympie Music Muster. Her 2019 single “Hey Love”, written by multi-award winner Jeff Cohen (Sugarland, The Band Perry, Big & Rich), reached #6 on the Australian country music charts. Amy was set to showcase last month at the 2022 AmericanaFest UK in London, which was canceled due to the Omicron COVID variant wave.
Now, with the world cautiously re-opening in 2022, Amy Nelson is poised to go trippin’ up the Canadian and international charts and hopefully, down the road to many waiting stages.