'Should've Known' by AMBA Is a Killer Introduction to One of the Hottest New Girl Groups
Emerging U.K. pop group, AMBA, tackles the heartache, regret, shame and self-realization that happen after a breakup in their debut single "Should've Known."
The group, which consists of Aliyah Joel, Mimi Grace and Anouska Vormawah, introduced their talents to us in this soulful, harmonious track, with a chorus that'll get you singing in the shower at the top of your lungs, imagining yourself in a 2000s music video. We got a chance to speak with AMBA and they show us why they are one of the world's hottest new girl groups.
What AMBA Means
Mimi Grace: AMBA, like an amber traffic light, means "always ready to go." We wanted to really make a go of this as a career, but we didn't have a band name for a while! So when AMBA was mentioned, it seemed fitting that we were ready to go and smash it!
The Music Scene in Liverpool
Aliyah Joel: Liverpool's music scene is huge at the minute! It's constantly growing and more diverse than ever before. So many genres of music are thriving, especially in the indie and R&B scenes.
The city has also got a huge musical history with The Beatles, for example. Their legacy continues to majorly influence and encourage the music scene.
Mimi: We would love to be a part of Liverpool's music history in the future.
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How Their Lives Have Changed Since the Song's Release
Anouska Vormawah: We've had our first radio plays and interviews since the release, which is exciting. We've also got a few performances over summer, too, and we've had a lot of people from the music industry worldwide reach out hoping to work with us, which is a great sign for things to come.
Mimi: We wanted our first single to make an impact, and we feel we did with this song.
How They Met
Aliyah: We all met at a performing arts organization called Positive Impact, where we took part in vocal and songwriting workshops with Esco Williams and Barbara Phillips.
We spent a few years writing together, getting to know each other and finding our sound.
Mimi: It was from there that we went on and decided to take singing up as a career together as AMBA.
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