The second single to be lifted from Amerie’s ‘In Love & War’ LP, ‘Heard Em All’, surfaced today – and I’m glad to say it’s a winner. Produced by Eric Hudson and penned by Sean Garrett, the uptempo cut relies heavily on African drums and a haunting tribal-call sounding hook from Amerie. Frantic, fierce and future hit written all over, this is everything ‘Why R U’, as the album’s lead single, should have been. Hearing this definitely restores my faith in the project.
Tidbit: It was just the other day I was saying to a friend how I’d love to hear more traditional African influences in contemporary R&B and Hip-Hop.
Hit or Miss?