Amy Steele Shares Emotional Version Of Jacob Banks Classic, ‘Slow Up’

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 (Declan McKenna, Paloma Faith), Draper (Lapsley, All Saints) and Babel to create a record that reflects her artistry and who she is musically.

Amy has just released 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. Her latest choice 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 with its prejudice. 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 You Tube 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 release ‘The Wolves’ 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 two million 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 and UKF. 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.

Check out Amy’s stunning single below…

Amy Swift Delivers Alt-R&B Dreamy Piece, ‘Planet’

AMY SWIFT‘s new single, ‘Planets’ is one blissful slice of ethereal contemporary R&B. She describes Planets as ‘unravelling’ and ‘dreamy’, and ‘Planets’ does exactly that..It beautifully unravels, creating what feels like a luxurious sonic sound bath. ‘It’s about being lost in someone, feeling a connection that’s beyond just the two of you, it’s all consuming, the feeling that you’re both connected to one another on a soul level’

Hailing from South East London, Amy is no rookie to the industry, having written for a plethora of other artists, and fronting Universal-signed electro-soul act Pacific State, it’s evident she is now solidifying herself as a solo artist.

2019 was a really strong year for Amy, she was awarded ‘Artist of The Month’ in September by the iconic Madison Square Gardens Group, supported Natacha Atlas on her European Tour, had features on BBC Radio London along with widespread accolades from the likes of The Guardian, Tom Robinson BBC Radio 6, Fresh On The Net, Earmilk, Pop Dust, and Record of The Day.

‘Planets’ is the next single in a series of work with her and producer ‘Nadeem’. Check it out below…

Song of the Day: Whole of Me – Natalie Shay

Deemed as one of London’s hottest emerging artists, NATALIE SHAY graces her appearance for the first time with her breathtakingly stunning single entitled ‘Whole of Me’.

With melancholy melodies and raw, heart-tugging lyrics, ‘Whole of Me’ is about coming to the realisation that a relationship isn’t what you thought it was, despite still having strong feelings.

Shay has found success with her single ‘This Feeling’ reaching an impressive number four in the iTunes singer/songwriter charts as well as her most recent single ‘Yesterday’ being placed in Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in nine countries. The North London songstress recently had the privilege of performing at the world renown Royal Albert Hall, as well as being the featured artist for BBC Radio London.

With an ever-dedicated fanbase and growing media attention, NATALIE SHAY is set for an exciting 2019…Have a listen to ‘Whole of Me’ below: