Bridgette Amofah releases her debut single, ‘What It Takes/Not Your Style’, on 8th December. It’s produced by The Rural (Gorillaz/Jamie T) and is asixties influenced slice of cinematic pop thats catchy as hell and should be a regular on the airwaves over the autumn. Not Your Style is the perfect accompaniment – a heartbreakingly beautiful modern day torch song awash with brass and strings that highlight Bridgettes stunning honeyed vocals. Both are epic and full of drama and would be perfectly at home in a Bond movie.
Bridgettes songs and sound are quintessentially English but inspired by her musical heroes – from classic French artists such as Serge Gainsbourg and Edith Piaf, to Burt Bacharach and Minnie Ripperton with a nod to contemporary artists like Feist.
Ms Amofahs life story could have resulted with her heading down one of many different routes, such are her various talents. She toyed with becoming an author the first poems she ever wrote as a child were published and she still writes stories today. Then she did stint as a charity worker raising money for worthy causes before becoming a catwalk model – she was flown first class around Europe but was ultimately turned off by the industry and its ways.
But Bridgette decided to follow the one thing that she was destined for, having been blessed with a voice that sings from the deepest part of the soul and the ability to write lyrics that make your mind twist and turn through her stories of love, loss & belief. She studied musical theatre and has performed extensively including in last years cult show Masque Of The Red Death. This has had a profound effect on her music and stage performance.