(Los Angeles, CA) Today, Somalia-born and Toronto-based vocal powerhouse Amaal shares her new single “Coming and Going.”
Over airy and stripped-back production, her stark vocals simply stun. Emotions translate effortlessly in each verse before culminating on a hypnotic hook. The track illuminates a combination of raw songcraft and unmitigated talent. Next week on Tuesday, March 26, she drops the official lyric video. Stay tuned for it.
“Coming and Going” brings us one step closer to her debut EP coming very soon.
With a voice as bewitching, bold, and brilliant as her quixotic presence, Amaalentrances with earth-shattering emotion and an unbelievable story. Her family traded their native Somalia for Toronto at the height of Civil War during the early nineties. Acclimating to a whole new world, she immediately gravitated towards music and singing. In between honing her blockbuster voice, she dropped a series of independent releases and garnered viral popularity for the likes of “Mufasa,” which racked up over 1 million combined views on YouTube and inspired multiple covers. With her new partnership with Public Records, she ignited 2019 by way of “Not What I Thought.” Not only did it generate half-a-million Spotify streams, but it also achieved widespread acclaim. Tagged as a “Song of the Day,” The Line of Best Fit noted how it “empowers and allures,” and Complex promised it “will take your breath away.” The Fader put it best, claiming “[she] started 2019 off on a high note.”