"One day I was listening to our radio station, one of our DJ's was playing this very edgy, soulful song. ... I thought, who is she and where did she come from.. Blown away by her talent and heart, I'm very glad that we are all getting to know our dear friend Amelia. If you haven't heard her music, her styling, you are missing something truly wonderful."
"If Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong had a daughter, this is what her music would sound like."
"One of the most inspiring attributes about Amelia Scalies is that she isn’t afraid to be different. She writes what she feels inside her heart, showing that with the use of determination & hard work, anything is possible."
"Sounding like a cross between a young Sheryl Crow, Amelia Lily and Avril Lavigne, the 14 year old has definitely found her voice."
"Scalies is an artist that combines biting lyrics and melodies ranging from modern country to alternative rock that are infectious. Her music puts her in the same league as Paramore, Alanis Morrisette, and Avril Lavigne."
"We’ve arrived at the end and have come to find a great talent in Amelia Scalies showcased by her debut album I should’ve Known. She has quality lyrics, a talented voice, and a bright future ahead of her."
"Her alternative pop and indie sound has been compared to ever-popular vocal powerhouses in the industry including Haley Williams of Paramore, Alanis Morrisette, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. The fact that she has been put in the same category as these remarkable ladies is beyond a success in itself."
"Amelia Scalies is Liz Phair, Courtney Love, Avril Lavigne rolled into one, with the deep reflective songwriting of later PJ Harvey and heavy emotional, heartfelt lyrics of Alanis Morissette."
"Amelia Scalies’ distinct voice and strong songwriting skills are impressive for any artist, let alone an artist that is still in high school."
"This means that fans of Avril Lavighne, The Distillers, Pink, and Kelly Clarkson will be able to appreciate what Scalies is doing here."
"And even though you are only fourteen, you write a song that encourages young people to speak up and speak out while instilling an uplifting message of triumph. Amelia Scalies has done just that with her song "Don't Let Them Win", which can very well become an anthem for children impacted by bullying"
"This album charts Amelia’s musical growth and maturity well beyond her 14 years, and leaves me wondering what will come next. In my opinion, “I Should’ve Known”, affirms Amelia Scalies place among the finest up-and-coming young female musicians today. The album is excellent, and I highly recommend it to you!"
"To be 14 years old and have a music career already in the works and gaining traction is impressive in and of itself, but to be an “old soul” with a passion for music to rival that of the hardest working musicians in the industry should be indicative of what’s to come in the career of Philadelphia’s Amelia Scalies."
"From the very first song on her debut album, I Should’ve Known, you will be impressed with Scalies powerful vocal range, well written lyrics and the terrific beats backing her amazing sound. Scalies takes her music to a level that you just don't see much of anymore, making it the way she wants to. Her songs have meaning, and she tries to send messages through them to help those who listen."
"The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear Amelia Scalies sing is that she is the possessor of a beautiful, elegant power. Then you find out she’s just 14-years-old and another word is jettisoned through your brain- prodigy."
“....get a peak of the world through the eyes of a poetic girl budding into a wise, talented woman. While some may use access to a microphone as a chance to bask in narcissism, Amelia wants to make a difference."”
"Scalies has an awesome mezzo-soprano high register with a taut, mournful low range that oozes and emphasises the melancholic contemplation of the serious subjects of loneliness, deep relationships and even bullying she talks about across this assorted offering."
"Despite her very young age Amelia is not just a pretty face and a solid voice – a big part of her lyrics concentrate of important social issues such as bullying - in “Don’t Let Them Win” she encourages children to speak up"
"Amelia Scalies is definitely housing a soul that is aged and wise. At 14 years old this Philadelphia, PA powerhouse is making impressions with her soulful Indie-pop music in a way that is moving and highly impressive."
"Amelia Scalies sings with a voice that hits on all levels of emotional impact, writes a song like someone who has seen it all, and has a lyrical message that is definitely worth the attention. The next time someone tries to pass off a young teenager as playing with folly they ought to have a listen to this girl because she sits like a little Buddha in a lotus flower, with the world at her fingertips and a wide open future."
“Amelia Scalies uses her music to connect with listeners of all ages. If you enjoy music by Paramore, Avril Lavigne, Sheryl Crow, or Flyleaf; you are going to dig this record.”
“Powerful, melancholic and strong. Anyone who listens to the voice of Amelia Scalies, could think she is in her twenties.”
“Far and away the best choice to open our Philly show”
"Incredibly earnest and accessible, with a pop sensibility that belies her age." -Kevin McQuiston, WCHE Radio
"A 14 year old girl just made me cry"