If you consider yourself to be an Ameriie fan, we’d say you’re in luck.
This is because last night, the ‘One Thing‘ wonder took part in a Facebook chat which saw her speak openly on her forthcoming LP ‘Cymatika’ and its supporting EP ‘The Prelude‘.
All the details below…
On the new project:
I’m still working on both the EP (‘The Prelude’) and the LP (‘Cymatika’) simultaneously, so I’m not sure when they will be released yet.
‘The Prelude’ is very hip hop soul, and ‘Cymatika’ has a sound that’s very eclectic, but it’s very cinematic.
Creating ‘Cymatika’ has been such an amazing experience because there are no creative boundaries; it isn’t genre specific at all, but it has a VERY distinctive sound.
The next record from ‘The Prelude’ is most likely going to be ‘Sing About It’, produced by the Buchanans, and hits so hard it ain’t even funny.
Even a rapper would have to come hard over that track. ‘Outside Your Body’ may end up being a bonus track somewhere, but it really depends what ‘Cymatika’ shapes up to be.
As of now, I don’t think it really goes with the project.
On the recording process:
For ‘Cymatika’, I’ve really been creating the tracks from the ground up, meaning I could wake up and have a song in my head, lay down some of it, and we start building the track from that. I know what sounds I want, and the drum patterns, and it goes from there. I always record in the pitch black.
I don’t start with a melody or words. It usually comes to me all at once, including the backgrounds and harmonies.
That’s why I have the fastest engineer on the planet. We have one-syllable code words so there’s no real break.
When I record a record, my feet tap the entire time because I have so much I have to get out. Once I’m in the booth, I stay inside for about 4 hours at a time without stopping. Then we break for about ten minutes to stretch and then get back to work.
Going onto add:
I love ‘Higher’. That’s initially where I thought the next project would be going, since that was where things started heading at the end of ‘In Love & War’. Warryn Campbell and I were in the studio talking, and I told him the direction I was going in.
I needed a dope, memorable guitar riff. Warryn actually plays the drums and the guitar, among other things, in addition to programming, so he just started playing different riffs on the guitar, and then I heard the riff and just started singing into the mic, no words written, no real thought. Just vibed and just started singing the story that was coming to mind as it came. Another record that I did with Brian Michael Cox was that way as well. It’s called ‘Mustang’ and will be on ‘Cymatika’.