New Music: Amerie Because I Love It

Amerie will be releasing her third album Because I Love It in the UK on May 14th. A few of our early favorites are “Gotta Work,” “Some Like It,” “Crush,” and “Losing U.” The album includes production from Bryan Michael-Cox, Cee-Lo, Mike Caren, The Inkredibles, The Buchanans, Ron Brows, Bink, Chris and Drop, and DJ Premier. Longtime Amerie collaborator Rich Harrison is not on this album.

In a recent interview, Amerie told us, “The whole energy around this project is creative growth and just being happy that I make a living out of it. It’s great to be able to do what you love. That perfectly encompasses the whole feeling behind the project.”

The album has yet to get a confirmed release date in the U.S. Until then, her fans in America will have to settle for the import version. Listen to some of the new songs below and make sure to pick up the new issue of Rap-Up to read an all-new interview with Miss Amerie.

• “Gotta Work”
• “Some Like It”
• “Crush”