Q&A with Amanda Örtenhag – The voice behind Lisa Peterson!
Who is the voice behind Lisa Peterson? Meet the talented Amanda Örtenhag! Amanda is a Swedish singer and songwriter and has her own band, Mendy.
Q: What kind of music do you like?
A: I like all kinds of music, but closest to my heart is Americana and Pop!
Q: When did you start to sing?
A: I started singing when I was around 8-9 years old, in a gospel choir! I slowly got to do some solos, and loved it, so I’ve been singing since then.
Q: How do you feel about Lisa?
A: To sing as Lisa is so fun and inspiring! Lisa and I are so alike – introverted musicians with a cool look but at the same time, a warm and emotional core.
Q: What do you like the most about being a musician?
A: The most fun with being a musician and singer, is that I have the opportunity to work with so many different people, and with different genres mostly daily. And now to be apart of the Star Stable community is so amazing!
Q: What’s your favorite band/musicians?
A: I like all kinds of genre and music, but at the time I’m listening a lot to Bonnie Raitt, The Highwomen and Bonny Light Horseman. And I also get influenced by a lot of different music, but First Aid Kit, Sarah Klang and Daniel Norgren are the musicians that influenced me the most I think, and they’re all from Sweden!
Q: Which of Lisa’s songs is your favorite?
A: My favorite Lisa song so far is Say Goodbye I think. It’s so emotional and beautiful produced by Sara Menke.
Amanda sings Lisa’s song Simple Things
Don’t miss this video where Amanda sings Lisa’s song Simple Things! It’s from a livestream concert we did with Amanda a while ago. Check it out!