EXPLOSIVE TINY DESK PERFORMANCE ARRIVES LATE JUNE
LISTEN TO THE FOUNTAIN BABY ALBUM HERE
PRESS ON AMAARAE:
“It’s not a stretch to call Amaarae a star. And I mean star.”
“Amaarae is an outlier among outliers: her voice is nearly cherubic; her songs marry slinky R. & B., rattling Southern trap, soul, experimental pop, and mainstream Afrobeats”
– NEW YORKER
“Amaarae’s latest gem [‘Reckless & Sweet’] is carefully orchestrated, a sense of purpose within each smooth motion.”
“Amaarae has built a sleek, cosmopolitan world in her songs, celebrating Black femininity and sensuality like on ‘Co-Star’ and ‘Reckless & Sweet,’ with misty beats that flutter with the excitement of queuing at the club with your girls.”
Today the groundbreaking platinum selling Ghanaian-American artist, Amaarae, releases her highly anticipated new album, Fountain Baby, via Interscope Records. In celebration, she shares a tantalizing new video for her explosive track, “Wasted Eyes.” Directed by Lauren Dunn, the visual captures a scintillating rendezvous that culminates in a brawl between an assailant and the lethal seductress, Amaarae. Brimming with sexual appeal and a rousing celebration of self to the fullest degree, Fountain Baby will undoubtedly solidify Amaarae’s rightful position as one of the premiere artists in the pop arena.
A striking global pop offering, Fountain Baby houses a collection of insatiable tracks that exist at the intersection of female empowerment, subversion of gender norms, and a thrilling exploration of female sexuality and artistic self expression – all while centering her West African heritage within a global lens. The project sees Amaarae’s towering talent and visions expanding beyond genre and regional confines, for a truly brilliant and palpable body of work that will establish her as an essential architect in the future of music.
Most recently, Amaarae’s viral song “Sad Girlz Luv Money” ft. Kali Uchis was officially certified platinum, establishing the young artist as an undeniable force in music and beyond. Additionally, Amaarae will be bringing her new album to life with a sensational performance for the beloved NPR Tiny Desk series slated to release later in June.
SHARES NEW VIDEO FOR “WASTED EYES”;
A songwriter, singer, producer and engineer, Amaarae’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary with massive accolades and acclaim already under her young belt. In 2020, Amaarae cemented her place as one of music’s most exciting new artists with her breakthrough album, The Angel You Don’t Know. With over 522 million streams to date, this genre expansive project saw her thrive outside of the Afro-pop parameters and re-define for herself what it means to create African music today. It received large critical acclaim by The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, Billboard, The Guardian, Fader, i-D, Elle, Dazed, The FACE, Nylon, Highsnobiety, Paper Magazine and many more.
The quintessential album introduced Amaarae’s viral sensation, “Sad Girlz Luv Money,” which received an electrifying remix from Colombian-American artist Kali Uchis and Ghanaian-American Moliy and has since been certified platinum. The track has amassed over 379 million global streams, broke onto the Billboard 100 chart, and hit the #1 song on TikTok for weeks. It solidified Amaarae as the first Afrobeats female artist to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 and do so independently.
A bona fide fashion world darling, she has graced front row seats the world over at London, Paris and Milan’s Fashion Weeks for Coperni, Jacquemus, Diesel, Dipetsa, Mowalola and many others. Additionally, in 2021 she made her big screen debut with the release of her sensational track “A Body, A Coffin” from the ‘Wakanda Forever Prologue‘ soundtrack.
Bronx-born and raised between Accra in Ghana, Atlanta, Georgia and Hackettstown, New Jersey, Amaarae’s cross-cultural experience has long been the driving force behind her deeply experimental ethos. Her unmatched approach and perspective catapulted her to the forefront of the exciting melting pot of exuberant creativity that is Nigeria’s Alté scene. From selling mixtapes to her highschool classmates, to throwing herself into learning the ins and outs of the production and engineering process and founding her own independent record label Golden Angel LLC – which originated in Ghana and is now US domiciled – Amaarae is a rare, authentic, and inspiring talent.
AMAARAE ON FOUNTAIN BABY:
“‘Fountain Baby’ exudes an unstoppable surge of sex appeal, abundant blessings, and undeniable swag. It serves as my vibrant declaration to the world that I am a truly blessed child of God.”
WATCH THE “CO-STAR” VIDEO:
WATCH THE “RECKLESS & SWEET” VIDEO: