We love it when an artist takes some social responsibility in their music, especially at a young age..
Rising soul songwriter Amahla is the perfect example of this. After graduating with a 1st class degree from UCL with a thesis on African American brutality, Amahla was mentored by Songwriter Carla Marie Williams (Beyonce, Britney Spears) as a finalist in her songwriting competition. A year later Amahla was awarded the PRS Lynsey De Paul Prize for outstanding emerging female songwriters. Amahla then closed 2018 as a recipient of the second ever MOBO Awards X Help Musicians Grant for her exceptional voice. Making industrious use of her community Amahla has cemented her reputation as one to watch for 2019.
Since then, there’s been support from BBC Radio 1Xtra, Earmilk, The Line of Best Fit, The 405 and 6Music. She’s also performed at The Royal Albert Hall and Camden Roundhouse and is set to perform this years The Great Escape Festival.
On to the EP then. It’s an incredible body of work that has it’s foundations in Soul, with a distinctly modern feel. There’s a distinct London feel to the whole EP, with songs about race, class and inner city life. Check this one out in full below