She Is Focused

November 3, 2009

Amerie’s Return

Filed under: New Music — Felicia @ 9:32 am

In Love & WarAs music continues to evolve with the times, it’s becoming universal to see artists release singles weeks ahead of the album’s release date. A new trend is also beginning to develop where music videos are being played out like movie previews. Jay-Z’s “Run This Town” video had more than 3 sneak-peaks and several video stills before the actual video premiered. Certain artists don’t get that luxury unfortunately and R&B’s overshadowed voice Amerie is a prime example.

Although Amerie’s full length albums has never quite been consistently packed with hit records, she has a lengthy combined catalog of really good music. Her 2007 album Because I Love It wasn’t released in the states but the album brought Amerie back into the spotlight, transparently.

Today Amerie releases In Love & War under her new label home Def Jam. The album’s lead single “Why R U” made a buzz during the summer, but it was the only record from this album in rotation. The 14-track album features productions and writing from Rico Love, Jim Jonson, Bryan-Michael Cox, Teddy Riley, Sean Garrett and others.

The album features a remake of Mint Condition’s “Breaking My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)”. I haven’t given the album a complete listen just yet, but like typical Amerie albums it’s filled with both up-tempos and ballads. She never usually disappoints with her music.

In the below video she talks about creating the album’s lead single. The video follows.

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