All of this Texas-based R&B has been good for the soul. We are getting a very wide cross section of what this realm can be, and we don’t even have to leave the central Texas corridor to experience it. I’ve covered AMEA (who currently reps San Antonio) a couple of times before on this blog, but the release of The Learning Tree Pt. 1 is opening my eyes to aspects of her style that I am happy to find present. Shades of Georgia Anne Muldrow, Raphael Saadiq, Stacey Epps and Me’Shell NdegéOcello are all present, and yet AMEA still has a unique presence that cuts right through and sits comfortably within the sound surrounding her. This is wonderful music, and it should hopefully lead to bigger and better things. You can find it on all of the services, so I suggest doing so.
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San Antonio-based artist AMEA clearly has a vision, and her execution over the last couple of months has been breathtaking and inspiring. Space(ships) is an animated journey into the mind of AMEA, and a fitting followup to the deeply personal VayCay. Her aesthetic is strong, yet inviting… I am looking forward to whatever she releases in the future, be it visually or musically, and I’m sure I’m not alone in that sentiment.
At this point, I don’t know much about AMEA, other than that I need to know more. I unfortunately cannot remember how I stumbled across the video for VayCay, but I am very glad that I did, because the video is truly inspiring. Not only is it a strong song with a wonderfully produced video to back it up, the video includes a strong narrative that tells a concurrent story with the song, culminating in a moving experience for the listener/viewer. The amount of high quality music video work I am seeing that comes out of the central Texas area is truly amazing. As for AMEA, she seems to be on the rise, so I will definitely keep watch for more from her.