Emerging with wicked hooks and a vocal presence that is impossible to ignore, Canberra R&B artist Kirrah Amosa is an absolute breath of fresh air.
With her new single ‘Possessive’, Kirrah brings the type of energy R&B fans have been riding hard for within the genre in recent years: confident and passionate, with a unique sense of edgy cool threaded throughout. It’s not the first time Kirrah has stepped into the spotlight with her music and art, though as this year rolls out, hers is a voice not quick to be forgotten.
‘Possessive’ has Kirrah on a sonic and vibey wave that would make the likes of SZA and Kehlani fans feel right at home. Late night beats and rhythms are a strong foundation for Kirrah’s hypnotic R&B vocals as they weave around a narrative that is pretty straight forward: ‘a loving reminder’, as Kirrah says, to ‘keep your hands and eyes on your side of the table’.
There is a playful energy within the song that keeps Kirrah’s self-awareness in check. On this record she acknowledges the darker side of herself, but also that through dark times, she has emerged into a healthier space where she is at peace with her being.
“2020/2021 bestowed on me the best of the worst; crushed my dreams, dissolved years of hard work, ended my relationship, introduced me to my new bestie, Anxiety, and helped me understand that the niggling feeling in the back of my head wasn’t motivation to be healthier – it was body dysmorphia.
2022 is officially the new year of birth as I have completely shed all remnants of the shame and doubt that fueled my being and have fully embraced my good and semi-toxic traits e.g., ‘Possessive’. Accepting this darker side of me was nothing short of absolute liberation, so if you’re anything like me, I offer you this.
Instead of entering the always-vicious screening cycle with a new potential partner, feel free to play them ‘Possessive’. Let ‘em know what to expect, and if they get surprised by your ‘passion’ (or emotion-filled mood swings), that’s on them.”