The EP, consisting of six tracks, introduces listeners to AMAKA‘s unique musical journey. The collection includes previously revealed songs such as “Cruisin‘,” “Leave it Behind,” and the titular track “Oasis.” All of these tracks were skillfully produced by Kaytranada, who has also worked alongside VanJess in the past.
The lead single, “Cruisin‘,” holds profound personal significance for AMAKA. She disclosed its emotional inspiration detailing that the song was penned as a means to empower herself following her father’s passing in 2021. The track serves as a motivating anthem to keep pushing forward despite adversity.
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“Unfamiliar” portrays AMAKA’s desire to escape the judgment of others by swiftly exiting situations where she feels out of place or undervalued. The EP further showcases her emotional depth with the song “Hold Tight,” where she explores the theme of granting a second chance to a past love, despite lingering commitment issues.
The concept of the EP Oasis centers around creating a shared space of positivity and self-confidence. she describes this oasis as a place that unites people through an invigorating vibe and energy, allowing them to immerse themselves in the music and emerge as their most empowered selves.
Delving deeper into the inspiration behind the EP, AMAKA shared, “I wrote these songs on the journey to finding that place within myself and I hope listening to Oasis brings people to it too.”
Listeners can now experience her musical transformation through the enchanting tracks of Oasis. The EP’s profound themes and emotional narratives are poised to resonate with audiences, encapsulating AMAKA’s creative evolution as an artist.