Break-ups hurt. We’ve all been through them, but few of us have turned the experience into an EP quite like Volume One. Enter Amorie (pronounced with a capital A), the London-based American with the emotional acumen to transform three of the stages of grief into something rather positive. Her modern electro-pop composition consequently charts the early stages of decline, the turmoil of finally calling it quits and then the wicked temptation of longing.
While its source material is undeniably bleak, the minimal production, subby drops and dangerous percussive undertows of Toronto beat-maker Patrick Perez nevertheless permit Amorie’s shadowy torch songs to shimmer, her low and sultry vocal capable of the most operatic of high notes when the dizzying feelings of love and loss demand it too.
It’s this enticing yin and yang of lead single “Cold” (co-written with Chicago poet Abbie Nielsen) that has understandably caught the ears of those running programming at BBC Radio 6/Introducing of late, affording the newcomer favourable coverage on the NME’s Emerging feature too.
NME: “Amorie is poised to take the UK and beyond by storm.”
Following on from a white-hot headline slot and single-release party at Shoreditch’s Workshop in February, Amorie now heads out on tour in support of Volume One’s release.
– March 10th @ The Half Moon, London
– March 16th @ The Jacaranda, Liverpool (EP launch party)
– March 30th @ The Spice Of Life, London
Stream the full EP HERE and catch her live now.
Side A & B: Cold / Enough / Lover, Please
The Volume One EP is released 16th March 2018 on £5 cassette (with download) via Ramber Records.