EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE | Falcon Debuts Acoustic Version Of “I’ll Admit It”
Born in Canada, Amanda Lindsey Cook (AKA Falcon) started to play piano at 5. By the age of 20, she had released her first album Amanda Falk and won a Juno (Canadian Grammy) for Best Contemporary Christian/Gospel album and re-located to California.
After House on a Hill, her second Bethel record, Cook signed with Sony’s Provident Label Group in the spring of 2020 to record her first record as Falcon, Nova. On Nova, Falcon explores the shifting aspects of romance, from infatuation to dissolution, to arrive at a place of serenity.
“These new songs are like my life, focused on the small daily practices that add up to a life well lived. I want to maintain my whimsy and childlike approach and define my faith through the relationships I have and my connection to the stories that define our inner and outer worlds.”
“I’ll Admit It” ups the emotional ante with an agonised vocal torn between resignation and anger. As the singer takes the blame for the emotional distance that kept her from fully surrendering to her feelings, strings, melodic percussion and a slow, relentless rhythm add to the track’s emotional tension.
For Stage Right Secrets, Falcon shares an even more intimate, acoustic version of the song.
“Admissions like the weather. Clear, cold, not unkind, they’re cleansing. They feel crisp on their way into my lungs, like a sharp intake. I suppose that’s the start of another stage of grief: thawing from the shock of denial into radical acceptance. Healing, here I come.”