Although "Why R U," the first single from Amerie's upcoming album In Love & War, was decent, it certainly let many of us wanting more. And good on us for having higher expectations of her because on the second single "Heard 'Em All" she more than delivers. It bangs surprisingly hard with its sparse but powerful Afro-Caribbean infused beat. And even though vocally she plays it safe, barely singing at times, the repetitiousness of her chanting and range jumping in the chorus is infectious enough to give the bridge maximum impact. It showcases a fantastic rhythmic shift from poppy staccato to draggy R&B grind (and a testament to producer Eric Hudson's skills). "Heard 'Em All" absolutely makes me wanna hear more from Amerie.
Amerie: "Heard 'Em All"