“Amy boasts the ethereal, haunting melodies of Lana Del Rey whilst her voice is bursting with the kind of soul that you would normally expect from Laura Mvula.” – Wonderland Magazine
“Her music is shot through with a commitment to the smaller details. This aesthetic exactness gives her work an astonishing sense of depth.” – Clash Magazine
Amy Steele is a London-based futuristic soul singer who at 24, has already developed into a talented singer/songwriter. For the last five years, Amy has pursued music in tandem with studying for a degree in medicine. Having recently completed her degree, now being Dr. Steele, she has fully set her sights on her music. Amy has been working with a wealth of international producers, from Alex Wells (Decklan McKenna, Paloma Faith), Draper (Lapsley, All Saints), and Babel to create a record that reflects her artistry and who she is musically.
This March, Amy releases the next in a series of covers she has been working on during lockdown. Throughout lockdown, Amy has chosen records that move her, and which she feels hold important messages for us this year. Next up is the beautiful ‘Slow Up’ originally by the seminal London Soul singer Jacob Banks. Amy wanted to honor the original, whilst reiterating the powerful message of the song to her growing fan base.
Amy says ‘Slow Up’ is a track to remind us to stay positive and not to let the perception of the world change us or harden us. We’ve had a difficult year of social injustice and seen the way the world can corrupt innocence, but ‘Slow Up’ is a reminder to stay strong and true to who we are. Amy makes ‘Slow Up’ her own, offering a beautifully mournful and emotional interpretation of the well-known classic from Jacob Banks.
The rising UK talent of Amy Steele has been in the studio completing her upcoming EP due for release in 2021. Her first single ‘Bury You Deep’ saw her quickly amass over a million views on YouTube once the stunning young soulful singer handed out the stems to some keen dance producers to remix, including Catch 44 aka Ras Kwame of Capital Xtra who did a banging garage remix. Amy’s second single ‘The Wolves’ release exceeded the first and clocked up over two million listens and counting with features and plays across UKF and BBC Radio 1. Her most recent track “Graces” was performed live on BBC Radio London and amassed over 2million views on Spotify across all the remixes. In 2019 she released singles from her upcoming project, including: ‘Long Way Home’, ‘Graces’ and ‘Saltwater’, that each received tremendous support from BBC Radio, Kiss FM, Rinse and tastemakers Clash Magazine, The Voice, This Is RnB, UKF and many more. Through these records, teased from the upcoming EP, ‘Memories In Watercolour’, Amy showcases her sultry vocals and distinctive tone that has marked her out as a name to watch out for this year.
‘Slow Up’ is out Friday, March 5th.
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