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[NEW] Listen to New A*M*E Track "Ride Or Die" (Produced by MNEK)

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A*M*E photo by ID Magazine

After blasting onto the U.K. scene with the mighty infectious "City Lights," A*M*E now serves up another pop sensation of the finest kind with "Ride Or Die." Produced by MNEK, the track is a totally fun and playful pop banger that is filled with A*M*E's take it or leave it girl power attitude that is fresh and exciting. 

The unorthodox pop tune innovatively synthesizes elements of spunky dancehall and heartfelt soul pop with a minimal, electro-rave production that gives it a steady zing. On "Ride Or Die," A*M*E takes charge and lays down some new rules. "See you gottta be gentle with my heart 'cuz I know I'm just but I can fall apart," she sings in the bridge leading up to the spiky chorus. "So you wanna be with me boy, you gotta bring something else to the table, now tell me are you able."

A*M*E  has a very clear point of view about the type of pop she wants to share. She tells ID Magazine, "I'm doing something different to the stereotypical black, teenage, urban thing, so I hope people appreciate that. It’s fun pop music, nothing too heavy, tragic, sad or anything like that. Something people can relate to. I’m bringing it back 90s style."

Like I wrote before, A*M*E's love for pop runs deep. She was born and raised in Sierra Leone, the war-torn nation in Africa where she lived until the age of 8. It was the timeless pop of groups like Backstreet Boys and *NSync that helped her cope with her dire environment and was the one thing that she could always rely on. She now takes those classic pop sensibilities and applies it in her own unique way. A*M*E is a hot new talent to watch.

February 28, 2012 | Permalink