Angie McMahon Unveils Riveting, Stripped-Down Renditions Of Soon & Bruce Springsteen's The River

From Upcoming Piano Salt EP (October 2 / Dualtone Records)

"With all the instrumentation stripped away...this young artist's songwriting is perhaps more impactful than ever." - Consequence of Sound


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Angie McMahon has shared two new offerings from her upcoming Piano Salt EP (October 2 / Dualtone Records) - a stunning reimagining of her original song "Soon" and a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The River." With "Soon," McMahon has shared a visual that juxtaposes her breakthrough 2019 (including footage from her massive US tour with Hozier) against the distinctly different realities of life in 2020.

Watch the "Soon" visual here, shot entirely by Angie and her tour manager/engineer Jono Steer below.

In a feature around the release of these two new songs, Consequence of Sound has noted "McMahon’s ability to inject whatever she’s singing with vibrating pathos allows her to take ownership" of her cover of "The River." McMahon says, “this is a cover of one of my favourite Bruce Springsteen songs, I love the way he can tell a story as a writer, and I grew up listening to his music. I was going to learn the harmonica for this one, but I ran out of time, so I turned his harmonica solo into a whistle one. Sorry Dad.”

Watch Angie's performance of "The River" below.

Listen to "Soon" and "The River" on DSPs and pre-order Piano Salt here:

Limited edition vinyl and CDs are available at

Read McMahon's feature with Consequence of Sound on the new songs here:

The seven-song Piano Salt features fresh versions of five fan favorites from McMahon's lauded 2019 debut album Salt as well as "The River" and a cover of Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die." Upon its release, Salt was hailed as "a perfect showcase of her gifts as a songwriter and vocalist" by The FADER and "recommended if you like Fiona Apple and St. Vincent" by NPR Music. The album's release marked a true breakout moment for McMahon in the US, who won the Grulke Prize for Best Developing International Act at SXSW (previously won by Courtney Barnett, CHVRCHES and Jade Bird), made her debut at the Newport Folk Festival and toured the country with Hozier.

A live performance of each song from Piano Salt will air virtually on October 7 with support from Los Angeles musician Jensen McRae. For more information visit:

1. Soon (piano)
2. Slow Mover (piano)
3. Keeping Time (piano)
4. The River (piano - Bruce Springsteen cover)
5. If You Call ft. Leif Vollebekk
6. Born to Die (piano - Lana Del Rey cover)
7. Pasta (piano)

September 18, 2020 12:05pm ET by Shore Fire Media  

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