NYC’s Indie Folk Prodigy Amelie Lucille Brings Maturity Beyond Her Years

At 14 years old, Amelie Lucille’s music is well beyond her years on this Earth. A mature, refined, and well crafted sound, Amelie has earned comparisons to the likes of Bjork and Lana Del Ray… and rightfully so. Her self-titled 7 track EP (with six songs and an interlude track between the final two songs) blends a variety of influences and styles into something that doesn’t feel like it’s made by someone who has less than 15 years of music experience, much less total life experience.

I want to live in any time besides now. I am almost 15 and I envy anyone that was able to experience the world when it wasn’t so impersonal. The movies, the style, the people, but most of all, the music. I dream of seeing my favorite bands live – The Cure, The Police, Cocteau Twins, Fleetwood Mac, Belle and Sebastian, Björk, and The Sundays. There is so much I feel like I have missed out on. Music is what takes me there.

While Amelie isn’t sure she lives in the right time, it’s refreshing to have her around in the her and now, a breath of fresh air who is just getting started.

The EP is a must listen for fans of folk storytellers like indie great Sufjan Stevens and Denison Witmer, mainstream balladeers like the aforementioned Lana Del Ray, or underground darlings like Cat Power. The well crafted music creates a perfect backdrops to vivid and perfectly told stories with fantastic word pictures and heartfelt pleas.

It’s a short and easy listen, but if you really just want a track or two to get started, this newfound fan recommends starting with the opening track “Mess” or the emotive “The Call”. However, any track is a great place to start, as they all have a different feeling while still painting a cohesive picture together. The closing track, another standout entitled “Because of You” has a strong 80s vibe – think Simple Minds meets Berlin meet When in Rome – and could easily be the best place to start for others. In short, it’s all solid and the best best is listening to the whole EP and discovering it for yourself.

Check out more at or follow Amelia Lucille on Instagram.

Justin has been running websites since his first Geocities site in 1994, but only did he ever start covering anything of substance years later. After he stopped regularly running local concerts in Northern NJ and the greater Philly area, he knew he needed to step up his writing game if he expected to continue to get free music to listen to. He writes regularly here and at Cinapse, as well as contributing to a few other sites on occasion. He likes music, film, the Philadelphia Eagles, the 76ers, talking about Criminal Justice, reading Intelligence Report, and his family... not in that order. His beautiful wife is far more talented than he is and his kids far more adorable... and crazy.
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