The music of Australian singer Bossy Love, also known as Amandah Wilkinson, is often described as “tropical.” The term’s meaning goes beyond its context in the jungle dance-music genre. It can also be taken quite literal: Wilkinson’s mom was from a rural village in Indonesia that was located in a rainforest. Wilkinson has said that she was heavily influenced by her mother and her upbringing in the creation of her new EP, Me + You, which you can stream here.
The project is steeped in a variety of worldly sounds, from the gentle bell strikes on “Hurricane” to the New Orleans-jazz-inspired horns on “Wind Me Up.” Wilkinson, who is the lead vocalist of Aussie pop band Operator Please, doesn’t have the strongest pipes, but her slight hush of a voice blends well with the heavy bounce of the EP’s production.
Wilkinson wrote and produced the entire EP alongside former Dananananackroyd drummer John Baillie Jnr. The two also recently collaborated as Baby Diego featuring Bossy Love to create the pulsating “Ass On The Floor.”
Me + You was released on October 21 and can be purchased on Bossy Love’s bandcamp.