I am proud to announce my debut EP release: “Healing”, featuring original tracks: Born To Make a Difference; Hold On; Bleeding Heart & Breathe.
About The EP
The EP features collaborations with a variety of musicians, and includes three self penned originals, covering different musical styles and is summed up perfectly by this review from Aldora Britain Records:
Scottish artist AJ MCLOVELY has become masterful at turning sorrowful moments and grief into the most beautiful art. A case-in-point is her recent, and aptly-titled, EP, Healing. The bouncing indie pop of ‘Born to Make a Difference’ opens this short set of songs. Here, Mclovely evokes fellow Scottish female songwriter KT Tunstall whilst also giving the track her own unique touch. It is an empowering opening, for sure. The gentler ‘Hold On’ follows and reveals itself to be a lovingly-crafted fingerpicker with an indie folk feel, and ‘Bleeding Heart’ changes key again with an upbeat slice of contemporary synthpop. Mclovely returns to her songwriter roots with the final offering, the glorious piano-led heartache of ‘Breathe’.
Real name, Amanda Jane Taylor, I am a former beauty queen and now an ambassador for mental health and after opening a Facebook page I created a huge following for my music, which features both cover songs and original material.
I have been featured on various radio stations worldwide, including many interviews and have been featured on the Aldora Britain Records compilation, A Rainy Night In Croydon https://thealdorabritainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/on-a-rainy-night-in-croydon and on the armed forces charity album, We Salute You https://newstarz.bandcamp.com/album/we-salute-you
“AJ Mclovely – We just have a wee inkling that major success is gonna strike for this wee diamond sooner rather than later. Instantly likeable and very talented with a great online presence, the fan base growing all the time. Wee bit of luck in the mix and stardom awaits.” -Country Gigs Scotland
I have also been recognized by Aberdeenshire Council by being named as a finalist in the Inspiring Aberdeenshire Awards 2021.
I am currently collaborating with other musicians, planning an album of covers and working on more original material, with a full album to be released in 2022.