"Young, Brown and Famous," the new track by pop singer AMAAL is both a biting commentary on society and fame and a demonstration of the versatility of this young artist. A departure from the smooth pop sounds he grew up with, AMAAL weaves driving beats and a hip-hop style into the mix. Added on top are clever lyrics that capture class differences with laser-like precision and add a layer of ambiguity, subtly suggesting that fame may not be worth the price you pay to achieve and maintain it. "Young, Brown and Famous" was produced by Thomas Mansur, written and performed by AMAAL.
AMAAL is a pop singer based on the East Coast. Since the age of 4 he’s been studying and performing music. At age 14 he started taking private singing lessons and gravitated toward jazz and pop music. Prince, Lady GaGa, David Bowie, Rihanna, Beyoncé, Madonna, Kanye West, Jay-Z are among his influences, and their music has helped him through hard times. AMAAL has struggled with chronic pain and depression for years, and music has been key in relief of his symptoms. AMAAL continues to take singing lessons and hone his craft.