Peaches (Ft. ProbCause)
LA songstress AMARA (fka Viola Ellis) has released a head-trip of a new track, “Peaches.” Produced by Charles Black, “Peaches” is dripping with honey, both in AMARA’s chills-inducing voice and the slow-burn track behind it. Lyrically alone, it’s a multi sensory experience– we are there, tasting the peaches, feeling the metaphorical leather. And just when the track verges on a moment of stagnation, rapper ProbCause comes in with a quick, intense verse. “Peaches” is off of AMARA’s Fluxes EP, the second of three EPs that will eventually add up to her first full-length release, Porcelain.
Here’s what AMARA had to say about the track:
“Peaches” is a song that’s very dear to my heart. I wanted to depict the story in a way that was very sensory and included specific images for the audience to connect with: peaches, roses, leather. The juxtaposition of the soft and vulnerable peach being representative of the relationship’s state, and the toughness of leather being representative of the unwillingness to dive into the vulnerability. The idea that love is so typical that one could simply “pick another rose.” And “Hush now darlin it’s not a big deal” was a glimpse into my own unwillingness to dive into the same vulnerability I was asking for by downplaying the pain I had arrived to at the time. Charles Black and I worked in a detailed manner to get the most emotional impact from the fewest words and ProbCause’s verse added such a wonderful element of the view from the other side. It had me in tears the moment I heard it in combination with the rest of the song. This one was a very emotional and cathartic experience about two people who really did love each other but couldn’t find a way to meet in the middle.