Apple Music Africa
Favorite New Artist
april 2018

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Ghanaian born singer, songwriter, producer, sound engineer and DJ, Amaarae is a 24 year old sensation whose sound is characterized by an eclectic blend of bold yet sexy lyricism and longing vulnerable melodies. Selected as Apple Music Africa’s “Favorite New Artist” of the month for April 2018, the polarizing combination of uninhibited wordplay and Amaarae’s small yet alluring vocals are what makes this young woman so stark yet refreshing to listen to. One cannot help but succumb to the fierce expression of lust, pain, and love lost in the singer’s music.

At 5 foot 3 inches, Amaarae is petite in stature, yet when we are confronted with her undeniable star presence, the singer’s tomboy cool, glossy colored hair and quiet composure shine through; An artist that truly embodies the aura of a walking oxymoron, Amaarae looks nothing like she sounds thus making for an enriching overall experience with a young woman who’s knack for cheeky yet well placed words alongside cooing melodies displays her knowledge of a world far beyond her age. She cites the likes of Billie Holiday, Anthony Kedis and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks as blueprints for her sound, however her skill as an artist is not bound to the sensual voice that cascades throughout her debut EP Passionfruit Summers:

“My talents as a human being far exceed my ability to sing sexy songs” Amaarae explains that she is more than a singer and a songwriter, “I make music because I want to master the power of emotions so that I can be able to sway a listener from joy to melancholy and right back to joy - and that is no easy feat. It requires time learning about the dynamics of sound. That is what holds the most weight when I am creating a song– understanding the dynamics of instruments and sounds and how they work to facilitate emotions.”


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