Amelia Payne

19-year-old Bajan native popstar Amelia Payne has premiered the mesmerising official video for her debut single Down. This is an infectious pop song laced with Caribbean undertones and an alluringly dark sound, which comes to life in this visual choreographed by Arthur Gourounlian, who’'s performed and toured with the likes of Beyonce, P!nk, Girls Aloud, Pussycat Dolls and many more. The video for ‘Down’ takes you through a continuous ‘one-take’ style journey following Amelia as she puts you in a trance with her hypnotic vocals and showcases her tight choreography skills. 

Born in Barbados, Payne and her family then moved to Miami where she would spend the next 8 years before returning to her birthplace. Singing, dancing and acting from as early as 7-years-old, it became obvious that singing was Amelia’s passion; she sung all the time and even got in trouble for singing out loud in class. Once back in Barbados Amelia started vocal training and began taking her craft seriously. Remarkably Amelia recorded her first track at just 13-years-of-age, and those early glimpses of Amelia’s talent lead to spots on Bajan TV and radio.

Having honed her songwriting ability throughout her teenage years, Amelia’s pathway has been set in stone from an early age. The UK would eventually make its mark on Amelia when she moved to London in order to attend college. Payne brought her raw, prodigious talent with her. Now based in London full time, Amelia has been writing and producing her forthcoming EP.