London-based singer songwriter Hamzaa’s ‘Breathing‘ showed up on the newest episode of Grey’s Anatomy this week — Grey’s Anatomy, Season 16, Episode 10, “Help Me Through The Night“.
The utterly gorgeous song was played as Meredith ends her conversation with the Chief of Pediatrics and then Weber appears.
The track is not the first feature on a popular TV series for Hamzaa, aka Malika Hamzaa, either. The 20-year-old singer also had her equally beautiful song ‘Saving Grace‘ played on the ABC drama A Million Little Things last October.
Both tracks are from Hamzaa’s debut studio album First Signs of Me.
As for the artist herself, while she cites influences like Aretha, Beyoncé and John Legend, the East London native has also been compared to Amy Winehouse and Adele, as there is that same self-possessed, wiser beyond her years feel to her music.
Hamzaa has been writing songs since she was nine-years-old, attended a number of performing arts schools during her teenage years, but really began to get attention for her music just in the last couple of years.
She has given several sold-out performances in the UK, had her music played on high-profile radio stations like Radio 1Xtra, and was then noticed by the executive producer of ‘Later… with Jools Holland’.
That led to her debut on that iconic BBC show, where she gave a stunning performance of her song ‘You‘. Hard to believe she was only 19-years-old at the time too.
Watch both that performance above and listen to Hamzaa’s ‘Breathing‘ as featured on Grey’s Anatomy in that song’s official music video below.
And let’s just say, it’s not difficult to see that this British singer songwriter is going to be huge.
You can learn more about Hamzaa from her booking agent and, of course, listen to her debut album in the Spotify widget below.
And when you do, do, do, do listen to ‘Breathing Pt. 2′ on that album. It features Wretch 32 & Ghetts and, wow, is it powerful.