Earl Sixteen featuring Amelia Harmony: Mamma

image003Amelia Harmony is a dub/reggae artist from the UK East Midlands who has released this sweet and melodic track on her own record label called ‘Soulshine Musik’. The song is, in Amelia’s words “all about mothers and the struggles they go through sometimes and the fact that they still remain strong”.

Growing up in children’s homes she was influenced by many different cultures and turned these influences into singing and songwriting, working alongside various bands producing her own material. Moving to Brighton, she (literally) found her voice and made a mark on the UK Garage charts. Back in Derby, Amelia became part of a reggae band called ‘Origin’ which had a major influence on her future music, including major involvement in production and sound systems alongside fellow artists, subsequently working with producers in dub/roots/reggae including I-niverse, Murray Man Mellow Vibes, Mark Mostec, King Earthquake, Dougie Conscious, Masaai Warrior, Unrulee Records, Eastern Vibration and Earth Works.

The video for ‘Mamma’ was released, appropriately enough, on Mothers’ Day, for subsequent release as a single. It’s a simple sparkling reggae sound, Earl Sixteen vocals leading the way with an almost Marley feel and a dub production on the point of breaking through as the track progresses. It’s not fussing or fighting, nor cynical, simply reminding us that – as a great man once said – one good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain.

Earl Sixteen featuring Amelia Harmony ‘Mamma’ released 2/5/17 on Soulshine Musik, 7” vinyl and digital download.

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