Amelie Siba (CZ)

Amelie Siba – the young and charming songwriter from Prague is one of the most visible faces of the country’s contemporary independent music scene. Her name is most frequently connected with adjectives such as gentle and intimate.

Amelie Siba injects each song with her own stories, reflecting both retrospective and current states of mind. Her lyrics, like diary entries, revolve around the state of being on the brink of adulthood, the relationships to others, and around the self in process – its inner pain, uncertainty, and the search for values. Amelie’s storytelling is accompanied by soft guitar melodies and gentle electronic music, infusing her works with a signature dreamy ambiance. 

Though her songs may appear depressing at first, they are principally full of hope, belonging, and faith in a better future – because “time goes on”. Her work is deeply personal and often based on the artist’s own concrete experience. Yet, it is inviting and allows the listener to identify themselves and awake their inner ‘teenage girl’. Amelie insists on creating a personal, intimate space at her concerts, presenting her audience with a near therapeutic experience. 

In the last couple of years, Amelie released several singles, an introductory EP titled It Was Nice to Meet You, and an album Dye My Hair recorded and produced by the artist herself. Her debut album won the then-seventeen year old songwriter the critics’ choice Apollo award. At the beginning of 2021, Amelie released her second EP titled when is our time. Incorporating electronic beats, the songs on this EP gain a hint of dance without losing their signature cosiness.     

For the rest of 2021, Amelie is working on finishing her second album which will also present guest artists from the contemporary alternative scene.