Amamelia is the musical project of Amelia Berry, a musician and songwriter currently based in Auckland.
Sad and Lonely is the second single to be released from Amamelia's debut EP WOW! (out later this year via Sunreturn) and features a breezy vocal performance from Jennifer-Rose Tamati as Junny.
Amelia reflected on her song Sad and Lonely by saying "It started off as a track during a real tough time for me. I wasn't sleeping, I would just stay up all night listening to Bossa Nova records. I tried to make a track that evoked some of that wistful melancholy feeling. I revisited it a bunch of times but it never was quite right. Then, while me and Jenn were recording vocals for another track we had some extra time, so tracked a couple of lines for Sad and Lonely. That really made it click, made it more personal and direct."
Amamelia's music combines breaks normally found in Jungle & Drum & Bass with a sugary synthetic pop sensibility.
Outside of Amamelia, Amelia can be found creating ambient soundscapes in caves as Old Chips, playing in queerbo pop-punk band Babyteeth and performing as one half of synth pop duo Fimo. In the past she's been the mastermind behind the romantic jangle of Polyester (fka as Kip McGrath), and one third of queer DJ trio PWB. She is currently host of 95bFM's illustrious chart show, the 95bFM Top 10.