Ameriie Shares ‘Cymatika’ Details, Announces New Summer Single

Published: Friday 15th Jul 2011 by Rashad

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:

Via Billboard:

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).

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  1. Mr.B July 15, 2011

    So is she gonna stay with Island Def Jam or is she gonna go with Epic.its cool to Branch off and find new sounds but she works really good with Rich Harrison

  2. YOOSONDALOOSE July 15, 2011

    YES SO EXCITED, everyones coming back! Love this! And I love Ameriie!

  3. Lawayne July 15, 2011

    LOVE Ameriie…she dont get the attention she deserves..underrated

  4. MaZ July 15, 2011

    Great news but eyeing a 2012 release?? Please who can wait? she’s probably waiting for a session with Rich Harrison maybe that’s why the album will be released so late.

    She needs to push back her single or push up the album.

  5. Wesley July 15, 2011

    I LOVE YOU AMERIIE!!!!

  6. SerferTJ July 15, 2011

    Honestly, I don’t care whether or not Ameriie’s successful this time around, cuz either way, she ALWAYS makes AMAZING music! Like, no matter which genre she chooses, she kills it, with such class and elegance too! 🙂

    I HOPE she hooks back up with Rich! Like, what else does he really have to do???
    Manage RichGirl???? Aren’t they breakin up or sumthin?

  7. Aryo July 15, 2011

    omg, jlo and marc anthony split :O

  8. therealest July 15, 2011

    LOVE me some Amerie.

    Really loved touch – thats my jam!!!

  9. selena gomez 4 ever July 15, 2011

    Eletronic? Puhleeeez! All RnB artist r branchin out from dat flop genre.

  10. yesmam July 15, 2011

    It’s Amerie Rogers-Nicholson btw lol

  11. YouLookYouSee July 15, 2011

    Can’t wait for the album. I just hope she does a little something with Rich

    Not that I feel she has too but it would please A LOT of fans especially if it comes out hot.

  12. I don’t give a f*** July 15, 2011

    Electronic? Ameriie, girl DONT DO IT. Get into the studio with some of the people you worked with on your FIRST album and make some good R&B music. Your album is prone to flop if you go in there trying to sound all futuristic.

  13. stan July 16, 2011

    her last album was pretty decent

  14. QW July 16, 2011

    Eeeeevry time our eyes meet, they be talkin talkin talkin talkin to me! I love Amerrie & I am so happy to hear she is coming back. Every since she released ” Why cant we fall in love ” I was a fan. She is dope and had her own sound until the usual swagger jacker felt “inspired” by it and swooped down to grab it. Amerrie is real R&B and I cant wait for the new music! Best news I heard all day. I’m running to YouTube to listen to her right now! Real music coming back booooooy!!!!!!!!!11

  15. lola July 16, 2011

    It sucks that she’s doing electronic music. That “Outside Your Body” track was wack as hell. I have a feeling she’s going to do a futuristic, odd electronic sound, not dance/techno/electro or euro-pop and that’s a instant flop. I love Amerie, but I have given up on her. I mean… she’s only doing electronic music because a lot of people have been doing it, but because she’s so innovative, she wanted to do something different and it’s not going to work, especially since electronic-pop is getting old now. She’s an R&B songstress and I understand branching out, but R&B is really the only genre that fits her voice and style. Also, pop ballads would work for her as well.

  16. nice_gurl July 16, 2011

    I hope she does lots of r&b tracks, cause that’s what I need at the moment. But can’t wait!! So many albums that are coming out that are going to be good.

  17. Fried Chicken July 16, 2011

    Her R&b records were beasting, she need to hit the studio with 9th wonder, no. id, stargate, kayne west, timbland, missy elliot, and mix her sound with R&b and heavy hip hop beats from the 70s, 80’s and 90’s and have also cool ballads, pop ballads, hip hop ballads, uptempo club bangers and a whole lot more.

  18. Fried Chicken July 16, 2011

    Her R&b records were beasting, she need to hit the studio with 9th wonder, no. id, stargate, kayne west, timbland, missy elliot, and mix her sound with R&b and heavy hip hop beats from the 70s, 80’s and 90’s and have also cool ballads, pop ballads, hip hop ballads, uptempo club bangers and a whole lot more. she needs to stay at def jam, cause l.a reid dint even promote her at all.!!

  19. antertain July 16, 2011

    That pic and those LEGS!!!

    Only have liked a handful of her songs since the 1st album but she is a hottie.

    One Thing is timeless,

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