Editor's video pick: Amelia Lily "Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)" Acoustic
Prepare yourselves, your mind will be blown away by this performance.
It's not just you: I myself was wondering who Amelia Lily was. All I knew was that she looks strangely like Amber Heard. But with a little digging I found out this feisty performer ranked third on Britain's X Factor, being beat out by winners Little Mix, as mentioned in her biography on Last.fm. She released the music video "Shut Up (And Give Me Whatever You Got)" and it was an upbeat, in-your-face video with a very aggressive spin.
Upgrading the original
Sometimes, it's better to eliminate the performing antics and focus on the strength of the lyrics and the vocals, don't you think? I usually go on some rant about Lady Gaga being more of a performer than an artist, but even then she has a good balance. I hate to say it but Amelia Lily could easily have been overlooked with her first video for this song, but this stripped version is epic.
This track is superior as an acoustic song, and her tough girl personality seeps through while you watch. It's a song I cannot get out of my head, and a performance I have spammed my friends with.
Her delivery is flawless, and possesses traits that you don't usually witness from an artist: the quickness of a rapper, the soulfulness of an R&B singer and the upbeat aura of a pop diva. I hope you keep an eye out for her, because this video certainly promises a bright future for this artist.
Oh, and by the way, if you aren't charmed or impressed already, she's only 18 years old. After watching this, I found myself at a loss for words and grateful the music industry found a gem like her. Let's hope someone else starts directing her other music videos or that she just does acoustic ones!
Come on, watch!