An ethereal ode to sorrow
South London based singer/songwriter and producer Amani is back with the release of her haunting new single ‘Feathers Falling’, out today, on her own label 2NOR. This will be the lead single from her new EP ‘Perpendicular’ coming soon.
‘Feathers Falling’ is full of industrial dark soundscapes and emotive echoes representative of the powerful emotions brought on by the death of her sister. The single begins with a touching and emotive guitar reminiscent of Daughter, which blends with the vocals of the chorus, conveying a sound similar to that of Esben And The Witch. The track engages in themes of loss and mourning as Amani shares her inherent vulnerability singing, “Trying to stay strong is just a false disguise. What I’d give to have another day by your side, turn back the hand of time”, yearning for one more fleeting moment with her sibling. These haunting vocals combined with the cavernous atmospherics of the production work together beautifully, laden with arresting snares and ghostly synths. The emotional song provides a lasting impression of Amani’s talent; her husky tones are layered with epic high notes, showing the extent of her vocal ability.
The accompanying visuals are a personal and candid depiction of loss, filmed and edited by Amani. Using a lo-fi effect, she’s produced an abstracted, moody vision of herself, barely recognizable in an intimate position, alone in a bath. Speaking about the video she explains, “the song itself is very clean sounding, I wanted to create a visual that embodies the message in my song, of being on a dark vulnerable frequency.”
A dark tangle of raw lyrics with honest and haunting melodies. An artist to keep an eye out for.