Four years ago, a then-14-year old AMAAL honed his talent through private music lessons, taking cue from both classic and contemporary artists. But the Washington, DC-based singer has had these sounds resonating with him since he was a toddler – starting from Queen, Prince, and Madonna and then eventually Beyonce, Jay Z, and Rihanna. This diverse range of artists allows him to cope through the most trying bouts, of both physical and emotional pain.
A sufferer of both chronic pain and anxiety, Singh, now 18, puts up a worthy fight. His new single, “Need It Too,” centers on the polarities of an on-again/off-again relationship, and the longing which likely results from its erratic nature. What makes the track stand out, though, is the tranquil synth waves that encompass its foundation. Singh’s silky, yet firm vocal delivery complements those blissful vibes throughout, proving a subtly hypnotic, and all the more uplifting listen.