Heading from Philly, Amelia Scalies’ is a 14-years old indie pop singer/songwriter with a touch of rock and contemporary country and melodic, catchy songs such as guitar-powered “I Should’ve Known”.
Her debut album also carrying the name “I Should’ve known” includes 11 self-written tracks and a cover of My Chemical Romance’s “Welcome to the Black Parade”.
Despite her very young age Amelia is not just a pretty face and a solid voice – a big part of her lyrics concentrate of important social issues such as bullying - in “Don’t Let Them Win” she encourages children to speak up:
while in “Macey Brown (Green-Eyed Girl) she narrates a tale of lifelong friends discovering a deeper relationship.
“Bottom of the Ocean” is about the loneliness and the pain it brings,
while in “Memory” she talks about moving on dark tribal rhythm.
Amelia’s album is eclectic, yet very listenable and with potential for a commercial success. She shows very impressive songwriting for her age and plays guitar and violin.
You can see her play at Penn’s Place in New Castle, DE on December 14th and on Soundstage – WCHE 1520 AM radio on December 26th. In the beginning of next year Amelia is booked for a performance at Gashouse Radio at Palmyra, NJ on Janyary 6th and at World Cafe Live on January 12. More about her on ameliascalies.com, Facebook, Twitter @AmeliaScalies, Soundcloud and Bandcamp.