PREMIERE: Surviving negativity gets a melodious soundtrack in soul singer Amare Symoné’s “smePPL”
By Sound Check
October 27, 2017
The child of world-class poets, California-born, Brooklyn-raised Amare Symoné’s beautiful lyricism has been honed from a young age. Releasing her last EP Glass Windows in 2016 when she was only 19 to acclaim, the young singer/songwriter has already mastered the craft of musicianship, as her latest single “smePPL” exemplifies.
Opening with the observation that “some people born to just follow / some people born to lead the world”, the reflective track explores the tensions of surviving the world amidst oppressive pressures, guided by Symoné’s light but powerfully soulful voice and a stripped down track.
“The concept of ‘smePPL’ is centered around the idea of survival and how we as people must constantly fight against negativity while understanding joy is a part of the evolutionary process,” Symoné explains. “This track is for those people out there just like me—aware that bodies dancing in joy is a fight against oppression too. Because having fun is also a part of the process, and the act of getting free is a continuous example of resistance.”
Check out the stirring track below!
Performed/Written by Amare Symoné
Produced by Jxhn Scxtt
Photography by Ian McSheffrey
Artwork by Amare Symoné
Recorded & Mixed by Jabari Rayford at Soundscape Studios
Mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering