Yola ready to perform at the American Music Awards

yola continues her meteoric rise with the confirmation of her performance at the 2022 American Music Awards, which will stream live from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00 PM EST/PST on ABC, and stream the following day on Hulu. .

Yola will star in “Song of the Soul,” which spotlights an emerging mission-driven artist who inspired change and invoked social justice through his lyrics. To celebrate the honor, she will share an electrifying rendition of her song “Break The Bough.”

Written in 2013 following her mother’s funeral, the song is a tribute to her mother, sharing an imaginary of her afterlife. Her poetic lyrics are a wish for her late mother to find a joy she couldn’t find on earth, and a hymn for anyone going through complicated grief. With a mix of R&B, soul and classic pop, the performance is expected to be one of the most epic of the night.

Commenting on the historic moment, Yola said, “I have long dreamed of performing at the American Music Awards and honored to be included during the ‘Song of the Soul’ moment. “Break The Bough” creates a loving faux construct of what I hope my mother experienced in her afterlife. A mixture of all the things that are dear to him and that have made him happy during his life. Specifically, his pre-windrush childhood in Barbados, disco and sci-fi. Yola added, “I hope the song brings some peace and joy to anyone who has lost a loved one, no matter how difficult the relationship may be.”

The song is featured on her pivotal second album, defend myselfwho was twice nominated for the Grammy Awards, making her a six-time nominee. defend myself has received critical acclaim in publications such as The New York Times who said it was an “album made on his own terms” and All songs consideredwho crowned the album “the best soul record of the last 20 years”.

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