October 17, 2020, 12:00:00 AM
"I would like to create a connection to others through music,“ is Berlin-based singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer Johanna Amelie’s ambition. Following her debut EP "Cloud in a Room" (2014) and after 300 concerts worldwide, this year's new album "Beginnings" (brillJant sounds / The Orchard) will be released on September 25th. "All the songs circle around the magic of new beginnings, following a phase in life that has been full of endings," she says. The songs sound spherical, playful and uplifting: listeners get to dwell in soundscapes created by synthesizers, electric guitars, pianos, violins and an omnichord.
Johanna Amelie pushes the development of her musicianship with every new release. Her album „Distance“ (2018) attracted the attention of the UK based label "Zero Hours Records“ which is run by producer Andy Chatterley. Her "One Moon" EP (2019) was well received in England – Robert Elms from Radio BBC London played the song "Bridge" for weeks on his show.
Johanna Amelie is a solo artist but plays in various bands with fellow musicians. "I am part of a scene," she says with pride. Amelie organizes the monthly V-Breakfast with a group of four friends. A gathering that brings together female artists in the Berlin music scene, allowing them to exchange and draw experience from each other.