Eva Under Fire’s Amanda Lyberg Talks About Effects Of Pandemic And New Film Sno Babies
EVA UNDER FIRE’S LEAD VOCALIST AMANDA LYBERG DISCUSSES THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC ON HER BAND,
THE MAKING OF THEIR SMASH HIT SINGLES AND NEW ALBUM
In a recent interview with Switchbox TV for the NEED2KNOW Music Show, Amanda Lyberg delves into her background and the motivation behind one of her band Eva Under Fire’s most popular tracks ‘Heroin(e)’ in film Sno Babies. Amanda also discusses the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on the band’s new tour and album release.
The singer/songwriter went into the devastating impact of the pandemic on the music industry and her band Eva Under Fire – “we had all of these wonderful things happening and then they weren’t in 3 seconds.” Revealing her band were in Manhattan back in March during the first shutdown of the pandemic, Lyberg revealed the horror of seeing things change almost overnight “times square was like a ghost town” but admitted she is fortunate for her bandmates, team and label for their incredible support.
Lyberg also talks about the story behind one of her band’s tracks Heroin(e) in film Sno Babies, describing both the song and film as a “cautionary tale about the horrors that occur when addiction arises out of nowhere.” Discussing her own experiences with addiction, Lyberg reveals both her parents struggled with heroin addiction – “this is my story, this is like my diary” explaining her mother “made it” but her father, unfortunately, passed away. The song also has a meaningful agenda, where for every film purchased, proceeds go to the Global Recovery Initiatives Foundation.
She also expressed her surprise at becoming so big in her career, admitting it was more like a passion “it’s like a compulsion…somehow that landed me a record deal.” Admitting she “never felt cool enough for rock” Lyberg revealed her surprising career history, becoming a therapist after wanting to “figure out” her own brain. Lyberg also touches on mental health, explaining how bands “pick each other up” – “there’s a lot of emotion in rock and roll.”
The interview concludes with Lyberg advising her recommendation for The Slaves, who she describes as similar to Bring Me To The Horizon with their heavy-pop material. Talking about her band’s future plans, Lyberg admits their gratitude to be able to release new song Heroin(e) in 2020, penning their new films and album hoping to be released in 2021 “when the world is ready we will be too.”