R&B chanteuse Ameriie may be eyeing a 2012 release for her new album, but her new single may be coming sooner than expected.
The singer sat down with Billboard.com recently to share details about her upcoming album ‘Cymatika: Volume 1’, including the announcement that her new single ‘Firestarter’ will be released this summer. See more on this and what other topics the ‘Touch’ singer touched on after the jump:
Q: What are the core genres of the album?
A: Trance and electronic. 80’s new wave, but not in the sense of the sound, particularly, but more so the song structures themselves. I really wanted to try different things. Even with vocal approach, some of the songs my sister listened to and she didn’t even know it was me. I wanted to experiment with androgyny.
Q: “In Love & War” was about the gray area between being in love and not. Now that you’re a married woman, is that something you touch upon on “Cymatika Vol. 1”?
A: This particular album is different as far as the subject matter. I kind of went in a place I didn’t go before. Relationships are very important to talk about but I also want to go a little deeper in to what it is that makes us human and what we have in common.
Q: Which producers are you working with?
A: Different people, but two I’ve worked really closely are Andre Harris, of Dre & Vidal but has branched off to do his own thing. He did probably a majority of [the album].
Q: Will you and Rich Harrison work together?
We spoke about it not too long ago and I think we wanted to do something with this project. I went over it with him, what I was looking for in general, but we didn’t go too in depth because he’s been working a lot with his artists. I think that would be something a lot of people have been waiting for and something we’re ultimately going to do.
Information that Ameriie is hooking up again with long-time collaborator Rich Harrison is news by itself. The two have not only produced some great music together, but also given the singer her biggest hits. So, here’s hoping the new direction Mrs. Rogers-Nelson is taking the album will lead to her very deserving, yet overdue chart success (without sounding exactly like everything else that’s on the radio – electrofluff).