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Artist: Hamzaa
Label: Parlophone
Impact date: Out now
ROTD featured date: Thursday 5 December 2019

We say

Today’s Ones To Watch 2020 is the talented Hackney-based singer, songwriter and producer Hamzaa. It’s been something of a momentous 2019 for the 20 year old artist. Her honest and modernistic take on classic soul has seen her play two sold-out headline shows at the Scala and Omeara in London, performed at Radio 1’s Big Weekend and most recently supported Mahalia on a UK tour. Along the way, she has received tastemaker praise for her beautiful Phases EP from the likes of Complex, Trench, Gal-Dem, the Times, and the Evening Standard, while also being touted as a One To Watch by Amazon Music and the Guardian, tipped by 1Xtra and Capital Xtra, and gained new fans in Stormzy and Jorja Smith. It’s easy to see why, when you have tracks like this brooding and powerfully emotive soul gem in your locker. With a knack for writing heartbreakingly personal odes, doused in lashing of gorgeous, soulful production, Hamzaa is set to see her star rise further in 2020.    


Label: Parlophone
Publishing: Downtown
Marketing: Laura Hand & Jack Melhuish, Parlophone
National Radio: Dave Rajan, Parlophone
Regional Radio: Jason Bailey, Parlophone
Specialist Radio: Nana Muyovwe, Parlophone
Online: Anya Du Sauzay, Thomas Jones & Mina Nguyen, Parlophone
Press: Chloe Melick & Rachael Chinery, Inside Out
TV: Kate Hiscox, Parlophone
Club: Iron, Media 2 Radio
Live: Craig D'Souza, Primary Talent
Management: Ella-Bonai Gordon & Zeon Richards, Renowned 

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