In the 15 years since her untimely passing, Aaliyah has become one of those rare artists whose legacies have continued to live on through others inspired by her work -- and one of our rising favorites taking ample cues from the Princess of R&B is none other than
Qween Beat affiliate Amorphous. So today, on the anniversary of her death, we're happy to premiere his latest tribute EP, highest, most exalted one, alongside a cut-splice visual for the first track dubbed "a really good feeling."
Calling it "the spiritual successor" to last year's 22 EP, Amorphous says this release was originally "just a personal project for myself to listen to."
"It was my own personal ode to Aaliyah that I wanted no one to hear," he said. "Everyone of my friends, everyone in my family - they all know me for being 'obsessed' with 'the girl who passed away'... [but I was so inspired by] all that she has done within the short amount of time she was here. From her humble spirit, to her laugh and wit, Aaliyah proved that anything is possible...she inspired a whole generation in front of her.
It's also especially important to him now, as this is the year he says he's reached a new height in terms of his musical career.
"From begging my brother to run and grab a copy of the 'Aaliyah' album so that i could have one to, to working on this project that I am so unbelievably proud of, I must say, it's been quite a journey Aaliyah and I have had" -- and now you can listen to the results below.