Amalia Watty has one of those voices you just don't forget. Whether you hear her on your TV set, drawing raves from Lionel Richie and Katy Perry on “American Idol”, or busking in the New York City subway, her distinctive tone and spellbinding style - somewhere between Pharrell Williams and Corrine Bailey Rae - stays with you. Originally from Anguilla in the Caribbean, she's an island girl who didn't swim and a tomboy who loved to climb white cedar trees. She's a wild child who was a good girl and brings this combination of strength and tenderness to her songs. She woke naturally with the rooster's sound, roaming through farmland and forests. Singing as she gathered her own lemongrass leaves for bush tea.
Growing up absorbing the greats such as Al Green,
Billie Holiday, and Bill Withers paid off in Amalia's
Songwriting. Her evocative, confessional, pop-soul sensibilities have resulted in songs that are radio-ready and totally of the moment.