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Sylvie's Songs Feat. Amanda Sullivan - Gold Medal Winners, Global Music Awards

Sylvie’s Songs Feat. Amanda Sullivan Received A Gold Medal Award for Best Lyrics/ Songwriter and Best Female Vocalist– United States, From the 2019 Global Music Awards.

Sylvie's Songs Feat. Amanda Sullivan are Gold Medal Winners for their song “Roots Run Deep” in the 2019 Global Music Awards; they won “Best Lyrics”, “Best Songwriter” and “Best Female Vocals.”

"Sensationally stirring in more ways than one, “Roots Run Deep” is required listening for folk enthusiasts and alternative music aficionados alike."  - Indie Pulse Magazine

About Roots Run Deep

Sylvie Abate wrote the lyrics to “Roots Run Deep.” The song explores relationship loss when deep-rooted issues come into play. The lyrics commence with roots that stem from childhood trauma and the struggle to change our colors later in life. “Roots run deep. Trees grow tall. Leaves bleed their colors and they fall. And who said that love was worth the fall?” The chorus reflects on understanding, forgiveness, and letting go. “Let time run through our darkest days. The only thing that seems to stay the same is our stubborn ways, our stubborn ways. Let time run through our darkest days. The mistakes we made were meant to be erased and washed away, washed away.” Most people can relate to the idea that we all have flaws, but sometimes issues are simply to deep-rooted to overcome in a relationship.

“Roots Run Deep” was released in advance of the concept album, I Walk Out of The Fog. The title, I Walk Out of the Fog, is based on the acronym F.O.G. which stands for Fear, Obligation, and Guilt. The term FOG was first coined by Susan Forward and Donna Frazier in the book Emotional Blackmail and describes feelings that a person often has when in a relationship with someone who has a personality disorder.

Coming from the desire to speak her truth and be a voice for for others, Sylvie explores emotional abuse and recovery through eight songs that were written several years ago. Four songs have been released in advance of the concept album including "Pretty Words", "Flashing Yellow Lights", "Indecision", and "Roots Run Deep." There will be eight songs on the album: ​(1) Beautiful Disaster, (2) Indecision, (3) Yellow Flashing Lights, (4) Pretty Words, (5) Honey You Lie, (6) Roots Run Deep, (7) Broken Year, and (8) You Can't Take My Voice Away.

About the Global Music Awards

Established in 2011, the Global Music Awards is a well-known international music competition which celebrates independent musicians. Global Music Awards is widely recognized by industry insiders as giving legitimacy to highly talented artists. ‘Global Music Awards is recognized as music's golden seal of approval. It is a measure of respect for Global Music Awards that well-known Grammy and Emmy artists submit their work to Global Music Awards.

About Sylvie Abate

Sylvie Abate grew up listening to her father play popular music on an electric organ. After trying the organ, she switched to guitar and took lessons throughout her childhood and teens. Sylvie went on receive a Bachelor Degree in Guitar Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. Many of her original songs incorporate finger-style guitar playing.

​Sylvie's Songs has over 45,000 song plays on ReverbNation, the world's leading digital music distributor. Several songs have aired on college radio (77 stations) across the United States On digital radio, her songs have garnered over 20,000 spins worldwide. "Yellow Flashing Lights" aired on Woman of Substance Radio's "Me Too" special and "Pretty Words" was chosen for the National Missing Persons Gina Songwriting Contest. "Roots Run Deep" aired on National Indie Radio's "HerSong" and "Roots & Wings" programs. “Indecision” has aired nationally on 66 cable TV channels and was also distributed by Euro Indie Weekly throughout Europe. Recently, “Pretty Words” was featured on BWH Music Group’s On Peace Street, an album featuring peace and social justice songs.

About Amanda Sullivan

Mandy is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter who has been musically collaborating with Sylvie for over 10 years. Mandy is the lead singer on Sylvie's Songs. Her stunning and expressive vocals capture the subtle emotional nuance of Sylvie's lyrics and music. As a co-songwriter on many of Sylvie's Songs, Mandy penned the beautiful melody to the chorus of "Roots Run Deep." Mandy plays classical guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, the Merlin (a dulcimer-guitar hybrid), and piano. She received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.

Mandy owns Mandy’s Music Lessons in Milford, CT where she currently teaches guitar, piano, and ukulele.

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