As she says herself, there’s a typical trope in R&B, and especially in modern R&B, of a woman singing love songs to a man. Amun associates with a different breed of R&B – one that goes as hard as any of the guys rapping, and isn’t strictly about relationships.
She’s always felt that way about music, too. As a child she grew up on all the R&B classics – TLC, 112, Lauryn Hill – alongside classic rap such as Biggie and 2Pac. And the influence of these impactful artists stuck as she recalls, “There was more to the songs back then – so much more depth. People had more important things to talk about. We all have a platform and there are so many consumers: what are you going to teach someone or tell someone. I would like to try and bring some of that back.”
After self-releasing her debut EP ‘Separate‘ last year, Amun is currently gearing up to release her brand new EP via Since ’93. Pretty soon after the release of ‘Separate‘, and pretty soon after that she was signed by RCA imprint Since ‘93 – the label that’s also home to UK Number One artist Fredo, Loski and Serine Karthage, run by industry veterans Glyn Aikins and Riki Bleau. The EP also saw her link up with Skrapz: a rare collaboration for one of the UK’s most sought after artists, on a remix of Amun’s track “So Cold”. Seeing the two together is a perfect example of what Amun means, about making R&B but still going in as hard as some, if not one of, the finest UK rappers.
Dropping in Autumn this year, Amun says of her upcoming EP, “I want this new tape to be for the ladies to relate to. Starting off at home, we have lots of female artists, but we don’t have female artists that want to get back at the boys… you know?”
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