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In Love & War
The pop production line outdoes itself
Patrick Freyne, 24 Nov 2009
Amerie’s got the standard range and power of the production line diva but there’s also an appealingly raw, in need-of-some-Calpol-edge to her voice which gives everything that little bit more power.
She’s even allowed veer dangerously out of key at times (ironically towards the end of a track called ‘Dangerous’) in an old school Tina Turner style reverie. In the age when autotune is but a dial away, this takes guts.
Amerie and her producers clearly realise that how a singer sings out of key is as much a testament to their skills as anything else. Occasionally (with tracks like ‘More Than Love’) she veers into daft ‘Trapped In The Closet’ territory. Overall, though, this is a bit of a treat.