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Amanda Delara's "Dirhamz" is a stunning R&B jam with a social conscience

10 March 2017, 11:15 | Written by Andrew Hannah

Following on from her "Paper Paper" single, young Norwegian-Iranian singer Amanda Delara is back with a brand new single today.

"Dirhamz" (a currency in a number of Arab states) is a Middle Eastern-tinged R&B track detailing the trials and tribulations of a young man balancing trying to make a living with staying on the straight and narrow.

The track hooks you in straight away with slo-mo trap beats, irresistible bass and Delara's incredible vocal; it's a voice which has the cadence of hip hop mixed with Rihanna at her raw and relaxed best. When she sings the lines "pushing cocaine and chasing dirhamz" it's got all the required attitude for the song's themes, yet shot through with a vulnerability to match the kid who just wants to "start a new life in some distant land."

Delara tell us "the song is about making hard choices in life in order to make it through. I was inspired to write it by hearing stories of a good friend of mine." Amanda Delara is only just getting started, so it's exciting to think of what she might be capable of beyond this.

"Dirhamz" is out today via Sony Music Norway.
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