|Iconic songwriter/producer Linda Perry has worn many hats in this business and is constantly seeking the truth in songwriting. Young Singer-Songwriter Willa Amai won Perry over at 12 ½ years old with a voice that sounded emotionally beyond her years and songs that carried both depth and heart. After several years of development, Willa Amai has written over five albums worth of material. Now, 16 she is ready to take on this competitive, emotionally challenging, magnetic and exciting business.
Amai has garnered attention from some of the biggest industry leaders by sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Dolly Parton, Brandi Carlile and of course her Manager Linda Perry. Amai has also racked up the views on her very unique and Original rendition of Perry’s hit, “What’s Up” to the tune of 1.3 Million and growing. Not only did she gain new followers, but also caught the eye of IMG which led to her recent signing on the global modeling board. The Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show were also captivated by Willa Amai, which led to her performing on both shows. Here are some other believers Willa has picked up.
NYLON “… (Amai) performs with real emotional grace and maturity…Amai really is one to watch…. just the beginning of what is sure to be a long ascent to stardom.”
ESQUIRE – in reference to Willa’s duet with Dolly Parton, Esquire praised the duet as “TRULY EXCEPTIONAL” and “One of the few moments that an accompanying voice is able to keep up with Parton’s.”
Refinery29 – hailed their (Willa and Dolly) interaction as ‘a passing of the torch” and called Willa’s voice “bold and yearning”
WONDERLAND Magazine– “Laced with echoing melodic harmonies, Amai pours out her emotions over a simplistic guitar-led track with her deep enticing vocals guiding us through. With thunderous percussion and a slow-moving bassline, the singer effortlessly tells the story of a rebellious soul who doesn’t care for consequences and repercussions.”
DOLLY PARTON – “It’s truly refreshing working with young talent like Willa Amai!”
The praise continues off the back of her newest single, “UNORGANIZED CRIME” that released today with press premieres with WONDERLAND MAGAZINE and POPULAR TV. Willa states, “’Unorganized Crime’ comes from a painfully square person imagining what it would be like to live in the moment. I always thought I was a rebellious soul and when I realized I wasn’t I made this song in memoriam of that side of me that never existed.” Amai will be releasing several more singles into an album to be released early 2021. As Amai continues to rise, the industry will undoubtedly notice and the fans will soak in her honesty. If truth is what Perry was looking for, well she hit the motherload.
For More Information on Willa Amai:
Facebook – www.facebook.com/WillaAmai
Instagram – www.instagram.com/willaamai
Twitter – www.twitter.com/willaamai
Youtube- 6 Million +, www.youtube.com/c/WillaAmai
Apple Streams- 2.1 Million +
Spotify- 3.8 Million +
Shazam- 58.5K, #1 Most Shazamed Song