Today’s exclusive track is by a NYC resident whose songwriting draws upon the influence of R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop
Every songwriter has experienced adversity – it comes with the territory. But it’s not every songwriter who has been threatened with a long-term medical obstruction to their singing voice. Not every songwriter is New York City resident Amira B.
Diagnosed with a pseudo-cyst on her vocal chords in 2012, it was originally believed to be an ailment that Amira B would have to learn to work around. Thankfully, she has been able to ride out this threat to her singing and her voice is as strong as ever.
You can hear the evidence in today’s exclusive song, Impossible, which also demonstrates Amira B’s R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop influences. Of the track, Amira B says: “Impossible is one of my personal favorites off this record because producing this track with Chris Krasnow was especially fun. We played around with certain sounds and rhythmic patterns to incorporate R&B, Soul, & Hip Hop all in one, while aiming for a modern sound.”
That record is Amira B’s new album, Defined, which is out 16 June via self-release
She’s been likened to Songwriting favourite Joss Stone, along with Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse. We couldn’t agree more with those comparisons and are going to throw in our own, to Beverley Knight and Corinne Bailey Rae. As always, though, we’ll let you decide how accurate those suggestions are….