Following the success of her latest single ‘3×11’, ALPHAMAMA returns with her long-awaited record ‘Oil & Water’.
Using music as medicine, ’Oil & Water’ is an insightful and honest documentation of self-discovery and self-acceptance. As an artist who shares her process openly and intimately through social media, her record stands true to her image. Through womb deep wailing, rapid-fire raps or poetic whispers, ‘Oil & Water’ emphases the message that no matter which form or shape she embodies, she is enough.
ALPHAMAMA has been an influential player in the RnB/Soul and hip-hop scene, collaborating with and supporting some of the industry’s finest from Salt n Pepa, Thundamentals, NGAIIRE and Jessica Mauboy. She has always had a habit of exploding out of fixed genres and bleeding over a variety of sonic and aesthetic worlds. Her shows are theatrical and edgy.
Coming to the table with a deeper maturity since her last album ‘Truth, Trips and Revelations,’ she is as unapologetic as ever. Effortlessly traversing the realms of Jazz, Hip Hop, Soul, Trap and Dance music. As a proud mixed-race Australian woman, she features her Indonesian heritage through poetry (Ballers) and gamelan samples (Stranger in Asia).
Of the EP, ALPHAMAMA says, “I love paradox and contradiction… like Oil & Water together create a beauty that’s other-worldly. That’s how I feel about my expression”
“The main thing I want people to know is that you NEVER ever have to be just one thing. You’re a human being with dimension and facets. Soft and strong. Violent and vulnerable. Fierce and feminine. All of it is valid and welcome. I hope that people feel a sense of liberation in their own expression when they hear the record. I try to wear my heart on my social media sleeve and give all my fucks away… This record is no different.”
With over 70k streams on Spotify in a month, 3×11 has received support from industry media Purple Sneakers, Pilerats, Triple J’s Home & Hosed and Hau’s Hip Hop Show, The Edge Radio and tastemakers across the globe. ALPHAMAMA’s latest is a bold piece in claiming her place in the music industry and proving she’s here to stay.
With an authentic and loyal following, ALPHAMAMA has been steadily growing a movement over the years. Each of her releases speaks to the real issues faced by her and her community. She is loved for her soul and her music.