New Music: Ameriie – ‘What I Want’

What I Want

Ameriie is back! Five years since her last album, the singer returns to her roots on her new single “What I Want.” The funky track finds her belting over a soulful sample of Sugarhill Gang’s “Apache.” Much like her 2005 Rich Harrison-produced hit “1 Thing,” the irresistible number features a go-go rhythm and a catchy chorus.

“That’s what I want, yeah, that’s what I want,” she chants.

Ameriie has been in the studio working on the follow-up to 2009′s In Love & War, previously titled Cymatika, Vol. 1.

Watch the lyric video below.



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28 Comments

  1. Mao_the_cat

    Amerie needs Rich Harrison in her life!

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    MRB Reply:

    @Mao_the_cat, I have to agree with you!! Hot song but Rich Harrison is the only producer who knows what works for her!! I like the other producers she works with but her strongest hits are done by Rich Harrison

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  2. Wesley

    Amerie does not need ANYBODY in her life. Because I Love It and IL&W were great.

    Anyway, I loooooove this!

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    Dustin Reply:

    @Wesley,
    Couldn’t agree more!

    Because I Love It will in my mind go down as one of the best albums to never get released here in the states. It’s a shame she’s been only moderately successful. The hip hop community just isn’t big on rewarding class.

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    Wesley Reply:

    @Dustin, people are so quick to say she needs to get back with Rich but did they ever take a chance to focus on BILI or IL&W? No. She’s awesome!

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    tata Reply:

    @Dustin, the reason is that people are blined and dumb, they love washed down concepts and reductive ideas reduced to a minimum:
    Hair, Dress , weave!
    Ameriie is one of the most underrated artists of her generation!
    I adore her and Kelis!
    Basic bitches will never get these two!

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  3. im me

    The beat is too loud on top of her vocals.

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  4. Mystery

    I second that! Ameriie needs Rich Harrison ASAP. No Rocky.

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  5. Brandy_fan

    There is too much yelling going on. Rich Harrison is the only person who knew how to master Amerie’s voice in the studio. #FACT

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    Wesley Reply:

    @Brandy_fan, yeah, cause she sounded soooo terrible on her last two non-Rich produced albums.

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    tata Reply:

    @Wesley, not true!
    Because I love it has aazing songs and it was very well produced !
    No flaws…

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    Wesley Reply:

    @tata, I agree with YOU, lol. She’s acting as if BILI and IL&W had bad production.

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  6. Malika

    Can someone please explain why in the last few years she is AMERIIE with two i’s?

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    credits Reply:

    @Malika,

    She added another i.

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  7. Phoenix Wright

    Amerie must have a “yes man” team cause i would not let her put this out.

    I always want her to win but these recent songs/
    The last album aren’t cutting it. Ameriie doesn’t need Rich because there were some awesome songs on Touch, Because I Love It, and even In Love & War (barely) that were up the standards that All I Have made. Rich would be awesome though cause not only did he lace her w/ great beats and be was a exceptional writer. The only other producers that she has had some consistency w/ the Buchanans

    Something is missing in these Amerie songs. Rich Harrison maybe, fresh ad-libs definitely , stronger lyrics for sure.

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    J.Lo Fanatico Reply:

    @Phoenix Wright, I co-sign every word you wrote. Amerie’s new music is missing something… I think the problem might be the vocal arrangements and the production. She needs someone who knew her like Rich Harrison and Buchanans did. Vocally..

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  8. Mick Jagger

    Everybody is recording better music than beyonce. Queen B should take some notes and less tumblr pics.

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  9. TRP

    This is horrible, and That’s coming from an Amerie fan. I also refuse to use two I’s in her name. Pointless.

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    HeavyBass Reply:

    @TRP, totally agree. The song is so boring and monotone. This is like a watered down Amerie. If this is the best song she has on the album then I wont be buying.

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  10. Kyle

    Ameriie has always had her own style and I think this song definitely fits that mold. It’s catchy and fun. I hope she releases more material this year! I still listen to “Touch” and “Because I Love It”!

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  11. Tinstarr

    Amerie is soooo talented, but I’m not feeling this particular song…she needs to get with a dope producer and writer. “One thing” I feel is more her style but she has showed us that she can be a triple threat.

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  12. George

    It’s hot

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  13. Wesley

    Y’all lame.

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  14. Yort Stroganov

    I’m so tired of this Austin Powers inspired sound. She needs to stop straining her vocal chords and go back to the ‘Why don’t we fall in Love’ era.

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    credits Reply:

    @Yort Stroganov,

    I actually don’t think she is straining. She sings like this all the time, it’s part of her signature sound. This is her voice and her vocally chords are probably used to it. i love it, because no one else sounds like this right now.

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    Zelly Reply:

    @Yort Stroganov, she’s not straining. if u ever listened to her higher notes even on the All i Have album she’s always had a lil rasp and tension in her mezzo

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  15. JD

    I don’t like it.

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  16. Mr. Karasmatic

    Amerie will always be in a league of her own. People are so used to how you used to sound or a specific track Rich was great but as an artis you have to be versitile and try new things. Amerie is 1 of the very few artist that will go left while everyone else goes right. The catch is when you stick with the same “producer” everyone chases that sound and track that you had success from hence Toni Braxton- “Take this ring off” listen to it Beyonce- “Green Light” Both have the Rich harris effect but they follow Amerie’s 1 THING… i love the new track……………………..Haters get over yourself

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