Ameriie Eyes New Albums, Shares More ‘Cymatika’ Details

As reported here, ‘1 Thing’ singer Ameriie has been generating quite the buzz for her upcoming ‘Cymatika Vol. 1’ album.  The album, which the singer revealed is expecting a spring 2012 release, will be preceded by the new summer single ‘Firestarter’.

While no official release date has been reported, the newlywed chatted it up with our friends at Rap-Up to provide details about the song, it’s parent album, and her desire to release an album every year.

See what else the ‘Touch’ singer touched on after the jump:

Via Rap-Up:

How would you describe Cymatika, Vol. 1?

This album is pretty much trance, electronic, elements of house, heavy drums—not hip-hop in that sense, but drums that knock—and new wave with classic song structure. I probably finished about 80% of the project.  One thing I was experimenting with from a vocal aspect was androgyny and approaching the vocal in an androgynous fashion.  A lot of the songs don’t really sound like me. I think I’m gonna have to start putting out albums every year because that’s the only way I can keep up with myself creatively. Albums are bookmarks of where I am creatively. I really want to put out more albums.

Does the album have a theme?
The theme of the album is what it means to be human. I have songs about not being intimidated by society and what people think you should be, not wanting to be chic, kinda wanting to have your own identity and not feel like you have to follow the crowd. I also talk about self-suppression and how sometimes we suppress the feelings that we have or the ideas that we have.

What can you share about the first single, “FireStarter (Private Dancer)”?
On the surface, it’s about having fun, dancing the night away basically. A certain part of the song is fun, but it also speaks to our “look at me” culture a little bit. It’s kinda how everyone wants to be in the spotlight, not necessarily being in entertainment, just in some form. And kinda like how the world is a stage and how we are all the creator of our own reality. The hook goes, “‘Cause everybody in this whole wide world wants to be somebody in this world.” It’s very subtle, I don’t go deep into it like in the other songs.

What do you hope people take from this album?
For this project, people will really know me because it’s not just about romance, it’s about other stuff in general and what I believe. If they listen to the CD, they can actually come away with it and say, “I know her and what she’s about.”

Read the interview in its entirety here.

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  1. GO GET ‘4’ – in stores now! July 25, 2011

    oh. so she was serious about adding that extra “i” to her name…

  2. Kellymotivation July 25, 2011

    I LOVE HER ARTISTRY…..I can’t wait for the new trance, electronic-house Ameriie…..

  3. ヅ•·.·´¯`·.·•-ΛALEXISR-BAHAMAS♩ ♪ ♫ ♬ ★ ☆ ✰ T.I.P.•·.·´¯`·.·•ヅ July 25, 2011

    Lookin forward to it.

  4. Kisses July 25, 2011

    Excited! 🙂

  5. KAT DELUNA FAN July 25, 2011

    Highly anticipited album for me

    greastest Urban R&B singer along with beyonce

    Her production associated to her vocals are I N S A N E !!!!!!!!

  6. Jay Jay July 25, 2011

    I was never a huge fan of amerie but I would like for her to get the recognition she deserves

  7. Mr.Mr. July 26, 2011

    I think Ameriie is a great artists , but her vocals sometimes don’t match what she sets out to do artistically. I really wish wish she would get back in the studio with Rich Harrison, they had phenomenal chemistry together, I still bump Touch every now and then

  8. Kellymotivation July 26, 2011

    @MR. MR, Touch is a good album…some of my favorite tracks off the album: “All I need”, “Like it used to be”, “Rolling down my face”…”Talkin’ about” (Should have been a single)

    “Because I love it” is another great album with “Hate 2 luv you” being one of my favorite

  9. DallasUCMR July 26, 2011

    Beyonce’s “4” Album is in stores now and you can check out the video for “Best Thing I Never Had” via Vevo here>>>

    And her “Year Of The 4” Documentary is VERY cool and you can check it out here>>

    And if you havent purchased the album be sure to get it here>>

  10. BeyondGossip.Com July 26, 2011

    I’m real curious about this one…the way she’s describing the album content and alla that it’s going to be very diff from her previous albums….we shall see. It’s a long way off though.

  11. nice_gurl July 26, 2011

    Will be very interesting to see what it sounds like from what she’s described. Sounds like it will be different, deep and meaningful.

  12. Kellymotivation July 26, 2011

    Click the link above to listen to the sound OF Ameriie’s next venture

  13. Mely B July 26, 2011

    I’m excited about her concept too! I’m a fan because Amerie is an intelligent woman who doesn’t speak down to her fans. I hope she gets the recognition she deserves and I know that one hit song could re-ignite interest in her but Spring 2012 seems so far away to wait for the album.

    I’m also not a fan of her getting back together with Rich Harrison for more than a track or two. Think about how you felt when somebody betrayed you – would you want to deal with that person again? Rich created a sound using Amerie as his muse then proceeded to give that sound to several other artists thus watering down the effect so if Amerie chooses not to work with him again, I’m good with that decision. (Their fallout was exactly what happened between Brandy & Darkchild.)

  14. Mcbp July 26, 2011

    “greastest Urban R&B singer along with beyonce”

    LMAO , Please… Beyonce don’t do no good R&B, and Ameriie is average ..

  15. YOOSONDALOOSE July 26, 2011

    So excited about Ameriie, her songs have really got me buzzing, come on Ameriie.
    I think she will do alright y’know.

    Sidenote: Loving all these comebacks 😮

  16. chet July 26, 2011

    amerie + dubstep = HEAVEN

    cannot wait to hear this album.

  17. Wesley July 26, 2011

    @MCBP Yeah along whit Beyonce u got a problem w/ that? Ameriie is NOT avarage!!

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