Amahla releases her empowering and soulful latest single ‘Do Something You Can’t Take Back’ with accompanying music video. ‘Do Something You Can’t Take Back’ is the second single from Amahla’s second EP, ‘Where Do We Go From Here’ out now. Watch the music video:
Co-written by Amahla and produced by Phil Simmonds XX, this excellent track explores the difference between performative activism and authentic solidarity, Amahla’s wonderfully rich and medititive vocals lace this evocative, intricate R&B influenced production with a message.
Speaking on the track Amahla explains “I wrote ‘Do Something You Can’t Take Back’ in response to ‘Blackout Tuesday’ in June 2020. On that day over 28 million people posted Black squares to instagram, but solidarity is practical not symbolic. With the video I wanted to remind people why it’s so important to protest and use our voice. We also used footage from fans who took a physical stand against racism last year, it was a special moment bringing this to life. Like I sing in the chorus “do something that you can’t take back, from me”
‘Do Something You Can’t Take Back’ follows on from ‘Commandments’ and marks Amahla’s second single since her Ivor Novello nomination and mentorship under legendary producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers. London inger-songwriter Amahla entered 2020 with a string of sold out headline London shows. The year saw Amahla’s momentum accelerate with an Ivor Novello Rising Star nomination, mentorship from Apple, support slots with Omar and Beverly Knight.
For live dates see below
August 5th – Wilderness Festival
Aug 12th Summer by the River festival
Aug 13th – Union Chapel supporting Che Lingo