First Listen: Amahla is the truth on "Have Mercy"

(August 7, 2019) Within the power of the pen, a songwriter can soothe the soul or convict the heart. Amahla is always about bringing profound purpose through her musical arsenal by dropping relevant messages in an uncompromising way.   And because of the artistic boldness that comes naturally, in a period of less than two years, this U.K. native’s impact has already locked in headlining performances at London, England's famed Royal Albert Hall and The Jazz Café. Even our First Listen blazed with the story we ran on Amahla’s stirring acoustic version of "River," a stinging commentary on how social media can desensitize our minds.

(August 7, 2019) Within the power of the pen, a songwriter can soothe the soul or convict the heart. Amahla is always about bringing profound purpose through her musical arsenal by dropping relevant messages in an uncompromising way.   And because of the artistic boldness that comes naturally, in a period of less than two years, this U.K. native’s impact has already locked in headlining performances at London, England's famed Royal Albert Hall and The Jazz Café. Even our First Listen blazed with the story we ran on Amahla’s stirring acoustic version of "River," a stinging commentary on how social media can desensitize our minds.

Meanwhile, just a few weeks after her First Listen bow, Amahla returns once again with a singer/songwriter vengeance, this time addressing the hot topic of social injustice. Her latest single, "Have Mercy," reflects the interaction between two people in a conversation, where one party challenges the other to take genuine steps regarding positive change: "Don’t you wait for me/It’s now your time to lead." The reggae-rooted foundation transitions into a soulful pop gem, as Amahla’s masterful voice navigates through calming verses and passionate choruses.  Without exception, "Have Mercy" is yet another heaping serving of hardcore soul food that is healthy and wise.  Thank you Amahla for educating and entertaining us at the same time.  

By Peggy Oliver

Amahla - "Have Mercy"

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