Following the success of singles Cowboy Lullaby and Country Boy across Australia and USA, Christchurch’s Miranda Easten has released her long awaited debut album ‘Behind Unbroken Strings’. The collection proves that she is a master of twang and a face of modern country music.
After becoming a solo artist in 2019, Miranda has been recording her debut album at Roundhead Studios in Auckland with world renowned producer Greg Haver (Melanie C, Opshop, Kimbra) along with Auckland based musicians Tom Healy, Cass Basil, Stephen Small and Mark Hughes. The result is a stunningly clean set of tunes that have all the elements of a classic country album – love stories, steel strings, and belting vocals included.
Miranda explained that the album was written in a way she hasn’t done before, “Since emerging as a solo artist and discovering that my poetry lends itself to music, I found a more candid approach to lyric writing. I decided to create a collection of tracks including autobiographical stories told in earnestness, to songs inspired by current events and personal observations.”
Miranda discovered her singing ability through performing at the Christchurch School of Music and went on to study Contemporary Music & Performance at the Ara Institute of Canterbury Music Arts where she received the national certificate of contemporary music and performance. After her 2017 graduation, she formed half of the country duo The Manuka Set with Vanessa Kelly. She’s also worked alongside New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer Greg Johnson who is based in LA. Miranda was the executive producer for his album, ‘Swing The Lantern’, and collaborated with him on both Stay and Stars & Dreams.
Miranda’s debut single Cowboy Lullaby reached 16 on the Official Top 40 Country Music Chart in Australia in April 2020. She also featured on the ‘Voices of Country’ compilation album released by Compass FM. In early 2021 she released Country Boy which rose to number 25 on the Australian Chart. The music video has achieved success in America airing on the popular Country Music Network which reaches 40 million people. Nashville Country Television and networks CMC, CMT, MTV, and Heartland also air the video.
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