Amerie is one of those peculiar artists for me, in that she is one of the only artists besides Beyoncé whose albums I have bought CDs of. But she is still struggling to connect with the public, after moving from Columbia to Def Jam. Her latest album will be released in November, but I am not sure about the UK release (I am guessing it will be earlier).
Do you think artists like Amerie struggle because they are not controversial enough? Amerie comes from a peaceful middle class background. Her sister is a lawyer. She is currently dating her manager. I honestly do not understand why Amerie is not more popular because when she gets her songs right (1 Thing, Gotta Work), they are fantastic.
I think it started to go odd for Amerie, when she did Because I Love It. The album was experimental but left me cold in many areas, because it was her first album without Rich Harrison, who as a producer knows how to make instrumentals that suit her voice.
I may be getting this album, but again, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it so I hope Amerie sticks to her trademark sound.