When you hear Amelia Presley sing, it is impossible not to hear pangs of profound sorrow wrapped in a soulful voice fraught with struggle and deeply buried secrets. It’s a burned up and scarred over foundation from which her songs have been harvested, and she a phoenix born of the very flames that have tried to consume her completely. Through her newly acquired liberation from her own emotional self-imprisonment, she aims only to set the record straight with the release of her new single “Harm Nobody Else,” and in so doing, act as key- bearer to others who find themselves in that same kind of bondage. Amelia Presley doesn’t want pity. She only wants you to listen.
Amelia Presley released her single, “Harm Nobody Else,” in 2020 as a way to begin to heal from the abuse she suffered as a child starting at the age of 3 by telling her story through the emotional song. The song, along with her self-filmed music video featuring her three year old daughter, also served as a platform to give hope for healing to other abuse survivors. Now, Presley looks forward to the release of her new single, “Sinner’s Den”.
“Sinner’s Den” was written about the relationship between an artist and the music industry. Presley paints the picture of that relationship as a torrid love affair in which the artist continually falls for the toxic relationship. Amelia Presley, like many artists, is no stranger to the tumultuous rollercoaster ride that is the music industry. She continues because “[She] has to”.
Presley served 5 years in the US Coast Guard. She sold her horse and horse trailer to record her first studio album in Nashville. Following the release of that album (“No Pony Ride”), she recorded and released singles including “Get Lucky” which was featured on iTunes New Artist Spotlight and iTunes Hot Tracks under the country music genre, “Hard Headed Mama”, “Empty Case”, and a couple of live albums in addition to her most personal release, “Harm Nobody Else”. She also tours and releases music as part of the country music duo, Highway Sisters.
“Sinner’s Den” will be released on May 25th, 2023 through Edgewater Music Group. The music video for “Sinner’s Den” will be released later in June. It will feature Taylor Long, who played lead guitar on her studio recording of “Harm Nobody Else”, along with his wife, Daryin Long. Amelia Presley hopes to share hope to other artists and creators to keep pushing forward for what they feel they were born to do despite adversity.