Miranda Easten, Christchurch’s country singer-songwriter, is back with a new single “Country Boy”. Following the release of her 2020 single “Only One”, “”Country Boy” is an energetic and romantic love song about the excitement of a relationship in its early stages, including falling in love, and learning new things about each other,” Miranda says.
The new track was recorded with world renowned Greg Haver (Kimbra and Melanie C) at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, mixed by Scott Seabright and Clint Murphy and mastered over in Nashville. The recording process had some interruptions as Miranda explains, “we finished the album despite a pandemic, a broken guitarist’s hand, and emergency life-saving surgery on myself (appendix). I flew to Auckland to film the “Country Boy” music video and recorded the last songs less than two weeks after my surgery.” Despite this, the song came out a quintessential country love song, where you can hear Miranda’s influences of Jewel Kilcher, Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert.
Finishing her studies doing the Contemporary Music & Performance at Ara Institute of Canterbury Music Arts in 2014, Miranda formed a duo called The Manuka Set with Vanessa Kelly. Miranda has also worked alongside New Zealand singer-songwriter and producer Greg Johnson who is based in LA. Miranda was the executive producer for his album, Swing The Lantern, and collaborated with him on both Stay and Stars & Dreams, released in 2019. Recently, Miranda has been mentored by Sacha Vee, founder of SOLE Music Academy, who has been helping her establish herself as an artist and to bring her vision to life. Miranda’s first release “Cowboy Lullaby” made it to #16 on the Australian Official Top 40 Country Music Chart in 2020. Recently awarded a grant from The New Zealand Music Commission, Miranda is preparing for the release of her debut album.
The album and further singles are due for release in the first quarter of 2021, with an international media campaign, along with touring domestically and internationally being planned