Germany’s Amilli hails from Bochum, a post-industrial city known throughout Europe for coal and football history. Amilli will soon join that list, judging by her track Kinky Looks. You can check out the song below.  

The song features on the five-track Pulling Punches EP, which gathers together some of the best transatlantic sounds and combines them into one delectable package.

Here though, a pastoral opening slowly gives way to a track that takes Nordic pop at its best and ties it into an arrangement that has a Motown-style percussion and bass line. The song is no exercise in nostalgia however, for as much as it echoes the past at times, the smoky sensuality of Amilli’s vocals and the dreamy piano melody bring very modern and complex shades of light and dark to a song laden with pop hooks.

Amilli has this to say about Pulling Punches, “This EP is much more ‘me’ than the music I have released so far. After an unexpected start in the music world, I didn’t really have time to figure out who I wanted to be and what I wanted to sound like. Although it’s still a long way to go, I can say that I have taken a big step forward with this EP. I wrote empowering songs, while others are fragile and emotional – about toxic relationships, helplessness, and loneliness. I find comfort in processing these feelings through music.”

You can discover more about Amilli on her official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter socials. Kinky Looks and the Pulling Punches EP are out now via Lekker Collective and can be streamed or downloaded on Spotify and Apple Musicclick here for more information.