New Song: Amerie – ‘Swag Back’

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Another song from Amerie’s latest LP, ‘In Love & War’, has surfaced today. That track, which has been getting a lot of buzz from her fans, is titled ‘Swag Back’ and was produced by Jim Jonsin, the production mastermind behind  TI’s ‘Whatever You Like.’ The songstress’ album officially hits stores on November 3rd.

I liked this song. It’s definitely radio-friendly and has the kind of beat that’s made for car speakers. The melody works well with her crisp vocals and she does not get lost in the productions – a problem that affects many of today’s artists who sacrifice their voices in favour of club-ready singles (I’m not calling any names, just initials: KH).

My only problem with the song is that the melody sounds almost exactly like TI’s ‘Whatever You Like.’ Usually I am not a fan of recycled tracks but I think she managed to pull it off really well. Good stuff.

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  1. jemma may October 26, 2009

    DEFINITE HIT! i had this playing non stop for hours

  2. Yan October 26, 2009

    Keri Hilson may do the club-ready songs, but also have great vocal performances. See “Slow Dance”.

  3. jaysean October 26, 2009

    This album is seriously amazing! I just heard it in its entirety and I feel it so damn much. I will be in line to buy this first thing when it drops next Tuesday. Also, all of Jim Jonson’s beats sound the same and all have that little bleeping noise lol. My favorite song off the album is “More Than Love” just straight up hip-hop soul all over that track. I’m not expecting huge numbers her first week, but this could be a slow burner and then BAM! Just wait until her songs catch on.

  4. Chasie1206 October 26, 2009

    I like it a lot! I love Amerie’s voice. I hope she finally gets the recognition she deserves with this new album!

  5. Rated R October 26, 2009

    I have reviewed the album here:

    ratedrworld.blogspot.com

  6. lu October 26, 2009

    those are spam sites!!!

  7. Thatmangojuice October 27, 2009

    i can’t… i turned it off after 15 seconds i can’t get used to her voice, sorry Amerie wish you the best though.

  8. kg October 27, 2009

    I like this track. and her album sounds good and is pretty solid.

  9. markfresh421 October 27, 2009

    Amerie continues to be consistant.. Like MangoJuice said not everybody I suited to her voice. But her albums have been solid and well done. She’s not mainstream, but she should get more respect. ‘Swagback’ is a good way to go.. It should definitely be released as a single.. Jim Jonsin is very hot right now

  10. AubreyBOOM October 27, 2009

    FIRST THINGS FIRST WHOEVER WROTE THAT LIL COMMENT ABOUT KERI HILSON U CAN SUCK A HUGE FAT ONE. BUT ANYWAYZ I’M REALLY FEELING THIS SONG, IT GIVES AMERIE THAT FLOW THAT SHE SHOULD ALREADY HAVE THIS SONG REALLY FITS HER. I HOPE WE SEE THIS BECOME A SINGLE. BUT I’M NOT GONE LIE THIS BEAT DOES SOUND A LIL RECYCLED, ESPECIALLY AT THE END I DONT KNO IF THATS JIM’S LIL TOUCH HE PUTS ON ALL HIS SONGS BUT IT DOES SOUND LIKE T.I.’S ” WHATEVER U LIKE”. BUT I’M JUST GETTING OUTTA A HORRIBLE RELATIONSHIP AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE MEANS BY GETING UR SWAG BACK. I THINK SHE HAS A HIT/ANTHEM ON HER HANDS

  11. CJ October 27, 2009

    I don’t know how i feel about the song….I mean. IDK. I like Amerie but IDK.

  12. AJ January 14, 2010

    HAHA i couldnt even think of any singer with initails KH until they said it.
    But i love this song..its so hot! i think its my fav song on the album which is hot also!!

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