How Did I Miss That: Amanda Seales – Technicolor Lover

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The artist formerly known as Amanda Diva underwent a name change in 2012. Here’s Amanda Seales’ Technicolor Lover, an album we somehow slept on.

Amanda Seales started her music career as “Amanda Diva” and released her debut mixtape “It Bigger Than Hip Hop, Vol 1”. Soon, she found herself on MTV2, replaced Natalie Stewart on Floetry’s final tour and featured on a number of tracks with the likes of Q-Tip, Johnny Polygon and Kidz in the Hall. In 2012, however, she went back to her original name and released Technicolor Lover. The 10-track album (including bonus song “Fasho Forreal”) didn’t get the recognition it deserved, which may account for it missing our notice last year. However, we’re awake and ready. The introduction starts with Amanda calling out colours that represent her to a exquisite piano/string arrangement. Between the trumpet driven beat on Someday, the undulating bassline of TimingĀ and the rich tone of Amanda’s vocals, this is the kind of soul/R&B/hip hop album you’ll not want to miss (again).

Stream it below.