Fontenelle is the debut album of original songs by Amanda DeBoer Bartlett.
Written over the course of 15 years while DeBoer Bartlett was studying and touring as a classical musician, the songs on Fontenelle were never meant to see the light of day. They were an outlet, a source of comfort during lonely times on the road as she racked up miles in an old blue Honda Civic and slept on couches, trying to make homes out of thin air. But during the concert hiatus of 2020, she decided to dig into her creative vault and reveal the hidden aspects of her artistic life.
Produced by critically acclaimed artist and producer Dana Murray, whose sensitivity and breadth of experience helped breathe life into each song, the album could be described as experimental chamber folk, drawing from DeBoer Bartlett’s experience in contemporary classical and experimental music, as well as her deep love of American folk music and traditional storytelling.