Wanderlust… like WOW! 5 star rating. I just traveled a beautiful soul. Read my full review below the jump.
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It’s a true saying indeed that sometimes one simple action can seal a persons fate. I believe the second 18 year old New Orleans singer-songwriter Ambré Perkins decided to sing in that choir at the tender age of 7, fate made its decision. It (fate) was sold on knowing a beautiful existence with this marvelous being. Not since listening to Jill Scott‘s “He Loves Me” or India Arie’s “Ready for Love” have I experienced such a full bodied journey of sound and spirit. Ambré Perkins debut EP “Wanderlust” is wildly entertaining on every level. Overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges before she was even 1 decade old, no doubt has left impressions on this young mind beyond measure; as you’ll hear in her writing on songs like “Str8 Up” produced by Swagg R’Celious. From the project’s smooth open with “Boomerang“and “Vibe,” Ambré seems to almost take it slowly as not to impress to quickly knowing what’s to come. By the time you reach track 5 “Ghost,” you’re listening in awe that someone so young penned these words. In fact we should all reference Ambré Perkins as 590,198,400 seconds old as opposed to 18 years. Old soul for sure. By now we’re halfway through the EP, and it becomes clear how strongly influenced the melodic energies of Michael Jackson, and other amazing singers young Ambré was. “This Love” comes in as the checkpoint. That pivotal point in some projects where it takes a turn for the worse, or loses some of that build up quality. Not here, not Wanderlust; it just keeps getting better!
Listening to Wanderlust is quite an experience cuz you can’t put it any box. Excellent production by Duende, Kenny Bangz, and Swagg R’Celious. It’s not totally R&B, or totally New Age Soul; it’s something off the charts though. The interludes as well make a bold statement so pay attention. Track 9 “Pretty” has an empowering tone that leads to a warm, and relatable close with “90’s Love” and the wavy party anthem,”Faded.” Not too often do we listen to artists anymore who truly care about what they’re composing. Ambré Perkins music has real substance; the kind that wins several Grammy’s. This kid is definitely going places she’s likely never dreamed. Read Ambré Perkins’ REVOLT TV interview here, stream Wanderlust in full, and download it here. For interviews, features or more information please contact publicist Arlene@theheatmag.com.