If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it…
Whether she’s Amerie or Ameriie, the “1 Thing” singer has been known for making solid hits for quite some time in her career.
Back when she was thriving behind Columbia Records, it was suggested that she cut ties with the label given her producer [Rich Harrison] gave her “sound” to Grammy winner Beyonce. Harrison was responsible for the Destiny’s Child alum hit “Crazy In Love.” While only the parties involved know the “truth,” it sounded more like two fish couldn’t compete simultaneously in the big pond. Either way, fans still wanted more from Ameriie given that she’s actually a solid performer.
Her later deal with Island Def Jam didn’t see her potential reach the heights and continuity it should despite having, again, solid records.
No less, Ameriie is back after a brief tease last year with the track “That’s What I Want.” Hard to believe that it’s been thirteen years after the debut of her signature song “Why Don’t We Fall In Love.”
Either way, if the rumors have any truth to it then thank God that she teamed back up with Harrison because they know how to make magic with each other.
In the new song “Out Loud,” the 35-year-old singer talks about the feeling of freedom post a breakup. After you shed a few tears and give yourself closure, you owe it to yourself to gain your own clarity.
With lyrics like:
Let me just clarify
Pretending my heart ain’t break
As soon as you are not ???
Tonight is just my time to get it
Yeah, gonna ride it, drive into the flames
The moonlight across
My lips taste so good at
Flashing lights, colors keeps burning
My body can’t hide
My hips just realized
Peoples are gold, flickr all over
The ??? explodes, passing us closer
Six years after the release of In Love & War, Ameriie has no problem carrying on to where she deserves to be. Press play below:
Review: If this is an example of what’s yet to come then bring it on. The track is very “feel good” and liberating. If you’ve gone through a recent break-up then you can definitely relate.
The musicality brings back Harrison’s strong sense of instrumentation that makes this enjoyable for listeners. Vocally, Ameriie still sounds crisp and youthful so adding this to your iTunes playlist (sorry, what do Android users say?) won’t be a bad idea at all.
Remember, if you are the person who got dumped, try not to drunk text the person following your new found transparency. If you do then just know…you ain’t got over it yet.