London’s brightest rising star Hamzaa releases her new EP Phases. The EP features the track ‘Sunday Morning’, and is a personal exploration of the situations Hamzaa finds herself in with lovers, using the songs to come to terms with what love really means to her.
‘Sunday Morning’ is about how she feels the best relationships blossom naturally and how the beginnings of a relationship hold limitless potential. ‘Home’ sees her confronting a lover to ask them to decide what they want, while ‘Unlucky’ is about wearing her heart on her sleeve and falling for the wrong people.
Today Hamzaa also shares a live video for ‘Sunday Morning’, which was recorded at a party she threw for family and friends at her home in London to perform her new Phases EP.
The release of the new EP follows Hamzaa’s anthemic single ‘London’, a powerful, anthemic love song for her hometown. The song’s accompanying video was filmed around East London starring family and friends, including Gal Dem founder Liv Little, singer-songwriter Rachel Chinouriri, author Candice Carty-Williams and many more of London’s most exciting creatives. It also follows her stellar appearances at this year’s Glastonbury and Barn on the Farm festivals.
2019 has been a huge year for Hamzaa. At just 20 years old, she has played sold out shows, received critical acclaim (including a 4 star review from the Evening Standard), supported Anne-Maire and played BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.
She has been tipped as one to watch by both 1Xtra and Capital Xtra, backed across Noisey and Grazia by Julie Adenuga, playlisted on Radio 1 via the BBC Introducing playlist, performed a Radio 1Xtra Spotlight Session and has fans in the likes of MTV, Stormzy and Jorja Smith.
When Hamzaa was booked for ‘Later… With Jools Holland’ last October, the Dalston local immediately established a reputation as a vital new artist despite having only released two tracks at the time. From that moment on, her growing stardom has been firmly in the ascent.
Hailing from Hackney, Hamzaa is a 20-year-old singer, songwriter and producer whose music adds a modernist edge to a sound rooted in classic soul and R&B. She began learning the piano as a child and later began to write her own songs to try to convey and to understand her feelings. Her standout single Breathing Pt 2 featured Wretch 32 and Ghetts, as Hamzaa’s fanbase of artists and appreciators continues to grow.
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