Showing posts with label amerie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label amerie. Show all posts

Friday 20 June 2014

[Vocal Profile] Amerie

Vocal Type:Light Lyric Soprano
Vocal Range:3 octaves C#3-C#6
Vocal Pluses: Amerie possesses not only a highly emotive voice, but demonstrates a versatility in tone, timbre and colour not often displayed by the average RnB singer.

The lower range of the voice is where Amerie struggles, displaying a tone which can not only sound unhealthy, flat and unsupported, but can also sometimes be abrasive to the ear- depending on the context of the material she is singing. For example, All I Have's softer and generally more pleasing delivery contrasts greatly to Dangerous, where the more serrated edge to the voice can be less so.

Within the mid-range the tone lifts and the timbre intensifies into a far more pleasing sound. This area is generally well supported and the tone is exceptionally cleaner right up to a D5- evident in such songs as That’s What U R, where a sweeter, more sensual tone is displayed. The chest voice is incredibly versatile, and has evolved from her debut album- where it was significantly cleaner- to now, where it has a more prominent rasp, giving the voice a distinctive sound.

Tuesday 3 June 2014

[New Music] Amerie Samples "Apache (Jump On It)" For New Single "What I Want"

Amerie has returned and is still rocking that percussive-heavy sound like it's 2005!

But whatever, I don't have a problem with that. I'll always appreciate the power it has to get me off of my seat. The issue I do have is with the Sugar Hill Gang sample new song What I Want is built upon. That classic will always and forever be associated with the Carlton dance [here] in my mind, and thus I'll have a tough time taking anything using it seriously- as is the case here.

I'll sit this particular song out, but it's great to have Amerie back on the scene.