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You Need to Hear Amaal's 'Not What I Thought'

A gem of a release by this rising artist from the white pearl of the Indian Ocean.

Amaal is a Somali-Canadian singer whose latest offering, "Not What I Thought," has us entranced.

In her new single, the Toronto-based songwriter pairs hazy R&B soundscapes with melancholic lyrics about a relationship that's come to an end.

It's a captivating song that's only improved by its Sean Brown-directed music video, which follows Amaal to the foggy beaches, waterfalls and green landscapes of Iceland.

Both the track and video are a gem of a release by this rising artist from the white pearl of the Indian Ocean, as her bio describes (as Mogadishu was known prior to the civil war).

Check out the music video for "Not What I Thought" below. You can stream & purchase the song here.


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The 9 Songs You Need to Hear This Week

Featuring Olamide, Nasty C, Davido, Mr Eazi x Nicki Minaj and more.

Every week, we highlight the cream of the crop in music through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here, Apple Music here and YouTube Music here

Check out all of OkayAfrica's playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Listen to Alicia Keys & Diamond Platnumz’ New Song ‘Wasted Energy’

The Tanzanian music icon and American star team up on the track from her new album, ALICIA.