SAM STOKES - Amuzani
Delving into ‘Amuzani’ is more than just experiencing a record; it is first and foremost a spiritual, cathartic journey through Sam Stokes’ nuanced artistry and fragile songwriting.
Delving into ‘Amuzani’ is more than just experiencing a record; it is first and foremost a spiritual, cathartic journey through Sam Stokes’ nuanced artistry and fragile songwriting. The Los Angeles-based talent is not new to crafting wholesome and meaningful gems; in fact, that’s what makes the project such a special musical entity. Off the back of previous single ‘The Sun & The Moon’, ‘Amuzani’ takes the pace down, leaving fierce lyricism and uplifting energy in the closet in favour of more crepuscular tones and introspective imagery.
We personally love the spoken words laid over the soothing acoustic guitar: a fitting introduction for a track that echoes a nostalgic but warm memory from Stokes’ past. As she explains, ‘Amuzani’ was the childhood name she and her brother came up with, directly related to “a feeling of connectedness to all things. Earth, Fire, Air, Water & Living Creatures. A oneness with all things past, present and future. Simply stated: love.”
It’s easy to overlook the record as an acoustic effort. It is much, much more, the work of an enlightened creative that’s bound to connect to a wide, receptive audience.
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