Amare Symoné


Alternative Soul



premiere: surviving negativity gets a melodious soundtrack in soul singer amare symoné’s “smeppl”

October 27, 2017
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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

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