Last year, Amel Larrieux quietly released a single called “Afraid” which is sorta of a funky and jazzy “it’s the weekend, baby!” kinda song. It’s very chill and her voice so calm that you want to put the top down or roll down the windows and let your hair blow in the wind on the freeway. There are even birds chirping ever so softly mixed in over the beats in the background. Shortly after she dropped a new album doubling up on the whammy.
After 17 years in the business, Amel Larrieux is still bringing the goods. We know what you’re thinking and admittedly, this album kinda snuck up on us too but her newest LP is really nice and smooth and worth a full album play just in case you’re wondering. It’s classic Amel full of powerful emotion laced over beautiful, soulful, poetic, pitch perfect vocals. She harmonizes her way through this album like crazy making us remember why we miss her voice so much and why we can’t wait until she gets her full due and makes a take-over, beast-mode return to music. She’s so classic 90’s rhythm and blues, so soul and a true singer and it’s a beautiful thing. Her daughter, Sky, also plays the piano, bass and sings throughout the album as well.
Amel Larrieux’s fifth solo album,?”Ice Cream Everyday,” which was released on her independent label Blisslife Records, is currently being served on iTunes. No matter what she delivers up though, we’ll always bump our forever Amel jams like “For Real” and “Didja Know” because we consider them true nostalgic classics. #BravebirdForLife #GrooveTheoryWasTheIsh