Amerie to release "Cymatika Vol. 1" ft. Tiger JK and Tasha
On July 14th, singer Amerie had an interview with Billboard.com and revealed in the interview that she would be collaborating with Korean artist couple Tiger JK and Tasha (Yoon Mirae). Amerie will be releasing her 5th album "Cymatika Vol. 1," which is currently 80% done, in Spring 2012.
Amerie tells Billboard.com's The Juice that her album went "a little deeper in to what it is that makes us human and what we have in common" even though "relationships are very important to talk about."
She continues, "Not just only from a romantic aspect, but what it is that makes us tick. I consider myself to be a very spiritual person. I love science, I love quantum physics and metaphysics. I just wanted to put that into my music."
According to the singer, the core genre of the album will be mostly trance and electronic. In addition, Amerie changed her vocal approach to her songs to be more "androgynous." She said, " I felt like, if we strip away who we are on the outside physically including gender… ultimately, we are spirits that have no gender. To me, putting that androgyny into some moments of the songs was able to bring that in. It was a lot of things that I believe, feel, and my outlook on life put into this album, but not just in lyrical ways. It's in the lyrics, it's in the song structure, it's in the vocal approach. I'm really excited about sharing it."
At the end of the interview, Billboard.com's The Juice asked, "On the last album you collaborated with Trey Songz, Fabolous, and Lil Wayne. Any collaborations this time around?" to which she revealed that she has teamed up with Korean artists Tiger JK and Tasha.
She replied, "I did a Korean version of 'Outside Your Body' with Drunken Tiger's member, [Tiger] JK and his wife (Tasha Reid). Those are my collaborations. JK is like the Korean Jay-Z. She's (Tasha) also a rapper.They're both amazing. I'm doing a record or two for Tasha's upcoming album. I haven't done it yet, and she's probably going to kill me because I've been running around doing so much."
Amerie's first single titled "Firestarter" will begin airing on radio this summer. Amerie is part Korean from her mother's side and African American from her father's side. She has collaborated with other well-known Korean artists, 4minute and Junhyung of BEAST. Are you looking forward to Amerie's album release and Tasha's upcoming album ft. Amerie as well?
Source: miles_lovesameriie and Billboard