Nashville, TN (November 4, 2022) – Spirited and earthy Folk-Pop songstress Amber Ikeman recently released her newest single called “Rocky Mountains.” You can listen to the song, produced by Amber Ikeman and Aaron Howard, HERE!
With poignant lyrics like how could I try to erase the curves and the lines my grandmothers gave me, I’m trying to fully embrace the way my hips resemble the landscape, “Rocky Mountains” describes the journey to self-acceptance, which many listeners are sure to relate to.
“I’ve been in eating disorder recovery for a long time, but I recently realized there was a missing piece: fully accepting my body no matter what it looked like or how it changed,” Amber explains. “It’s really hard to do that in a world that’s always telling women to be smaller and not take up too much space. But, something clicked when I was on a songwriting retreat in Idaho in 2021 – I woke up one morning and looked at myself in the mirror, and then at the mountains outside, noticing the similarities. It brought me so much peace. I started free-writing about it, which turned into this song. It helped me appreciate the things about my body that beauty standards often deem flawed.”
About Amber Ikeman:
Nashville-based songstress Amber Ikeman delivers empowering, heart-melting folk/pop. Called “a storyteller who embraces emotional tales” (Jolene: The Country Music Blog), Amber leaves audiences “deeply moved…she tugs at your soul like not many artists can” (Analucia Lopezrevoredo, Moishe House San Francisco). Images from the deserts and mountains she’s hiked or driven through give a living backdrop to her lyrics of resilience, self-discovery, body acceptance, mental health, and women’s issues. By turns gritty and inspired, peaceful and powerful, Amber’s award-winning songs invite fellow free spirits to explore life beyond convention and expectations. She has toured all over the U.S. and Canada, and her third album will be released in early 2023.