21-year old Londoner Amahla is the latest artist to join the unapologetically honest motion led by young London artists like Loyle Carner and Kate Tempest. – an introspective take on music where lyrical poetry is created when talking of those closest to us.
Amahla’s single release ‘Dorothy’s Verses’ is taken from her forthcoming EP which is to be released mid-February. Including recordings of her grandmother talking of her past, the track tells the story of Amahla’s grandmother, a domestic abuse survivor who now suffers from Alzheimer’s. ‘Dorothy’s Verses’ explores what truth is, looking back at her life through the lens of the fragmented memories she now has. The track also touches on the need to hear women speak – telling a personal story it speaks broadly about the need to amplify women’s stories in the era of Me Too, a movement where women are reclaiming their stories and pushing them into our collective memories.
‘Dorothy’s Verses’ is a blissful blend of percussion-led melodic RnB beats that build accordingly to the topic of the narrative and with the jazzy undertones and Amahla’s soulful vocals that resonate soul queens such as Erykah Badu and India Arie, Amahla’s latest single is perfect for those slow Sunday mornings.
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