With the romantic season just around the corner, we might be in need of some grounding reminders that love isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. This is where Brighton-based up-and-comer Amya-Ray steps in with her sobering new single ‘Love Is Poison’, which also marks the artist’s return after a couple of years hiatus.
As with her past track record of richly-diverse and alluring releases, ‘Love Is Poison’ is instantly captivating and that’s in large part thanks to her powerful voice; it’s genuine, emotional, evocative and intimate. The complimentary production also really highlights the brilliance of Amya-Ray’s voice since the piano and other sonic elements support rather than crowd her velvety tones.
This comeback track not only reminds listeners the singer-songwriter’s endearing style, but it also continues the narrative that’s most important to her – women’s experience in today’s world. For women and non-binary people, trusting that others will not take advantage of your love is an enormous step and with ‘Love Is Poison’, she offers a vivid account of those hopes, fears and frustrations. Amya-Ray’s lyrics are abundant with personality and unflinching honesty.
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