Nate Amor reflects on sobriety at the beginning of the pandemic in ‘Ain’t Hitting Me Yet’, ahead of his coming album.
A Minneapolis native, Nate Amor grew up with a healthy appreciation for Elvis, The Beach Boys, and all things Rock ‘n Roll Americana. His first performance “was at his high school talent show with a cover of Elvis’ “In the Ghetto”,” and the rest is history. Fueled by the “power of lyrics and positive transformative force of music”, Amor does it all. He is a vocalist of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, featured on NBC’s The Voice, and has shared the stage with Train, Mat Kearney, and Marc Cohn.
In 2022 Nate relocated to LA to start a new musical adventure. The first track out of this journey is ‘Ain’t Hitting Me Yet’, a thoughtful reflection written at the beginning of the pandemic.
“It started on a cold Minnesota spring morning, waking up in a tiny ground level apartment staring out the dirty windows and watching the remaining brown snow melt away. Still getting used to seeing people walking about in masks. I was reflecting on another new apartment, another new beginning, yet another fresh start. All after another relapse, another toxic relationship, and another few months freshly sober. I sat down at the piano and just hit the C to the 6th chord and back. There was a serenity and a hope setting in with those two simple chords that bonded the feeling. The idea of getting away and leaving sounded great in that moment,” reflected Amor.
He continued, “And what came next was just the story of a man who’d lost a lot of time doing the same “insane” thing again and now picking up the pieces and building a life again alone and happy… all the while fighting these urges to want the woman and the bottle back. The 2 deadliest things.”
Fans of Kings of Leon, Ray Lamontagne, and Chris Stapleton should check out Nate Amor.
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Jaci Jedrych is a World Politics student at The Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She loves going to concerts and exploring different genres, and has a passion for arts and news writing.
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