Learn more about me
WHO IS AMAHLA
I'm a 21 yr old that loves music that has soul and true musicianship. Just like my idols Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Nina Simone I want to leave a musical and social imprint on this world.
As a person i'm think i'm a laugh haha but I'm also very political.
Black music FUELS MY SOUL and I want to bring this raw feeling back. That uncontrollable movement when you listen to James Brown's "Cold Sweat". I am an artist that engages with political movements and issues. If i've done something you disagree with, tell me, I'm always happy to debate.
WHAT SETS ME APART?
My voice. – In two ways. 1. You can hear my influences when I sing but I have spent 10 years crafting my own space in classic rhythm and blues melodies when you hear AMAHLA you know its AMAHLA. I always say If you can't stand in a room and sing acapella, don't call yourself a singer. 2. I am writer, I care about my lyrics but you can also read my articles and blogs online. I like to analyse popular culture because I love it. Fans get to know me more than other artist because I lay it all bare see my blog: www.backlashblues.net
A LITTLE ABOUT MY SONG BELOW
What’s your back-story? River (my song below)- will be on my upcoming EP in mid 2018. I wrote it after I graduated university and about 4 of my friends either got married or engaged. River is an empowerment letter to myself at 21 and very single. It says "everyone has found love ringing like a warning sign in my ear...just wait for me dear...and much to my surprise the river has highs". I don't usually use water metaphors but I'd just come back from Grenada and the natural beauty of the country inspired me. I used to be very shy, music helped me gain confidence in myself to be myself. I hope my music can do the same for others.
WHAT I'M DOING NOW
I'm working on my debut album coming out Mid-2018. For now watch my YouTube and Soundcloud for challenges I set myself. From now until December I'm challenging myself to write #ASongAWeek - let me know what YOU think :P
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THE FIRST SONG I REMEMBER HEARING
John Holt - Morning of My Life
WHAT SONG CHANGED MY LIFE?
The Animals – House of The Rising Sun
It was the first song I learnt on guitar and performed. I was extremely shy but that song really touched me
WHAT SONG DO I WANT PLAYED AT MY FUNERAL?
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
LOTS OF LOVE ALWAYS