Amanda Mae Is Nobody’s Fool On Her Latest Single
Amanda Mae is an up-and-coming Canadian R&B/Pop artist from Toronto, Ontario. With her first official single “Fool 4U” she is definitely making a statement, by breaking away from modern R&B tropes. The song about being foolish and in love and shows how Amanda Mae is planning on developing her musical career by going a more traditional route taken by her contemporaries like:Beyoncé, Mya, Mariah Carey, and Christina Aguilera. Such as: giving detailed accounts of relationship woes, demonstrating vocal range by hitting a wide variety of notes and pitches within a single song, as well as other R&B/Pop approaches which were highly prevalent throughout the 90s and early 2000s. With this in mind it’s apparent that Amanda is attempting to create a new wave within the R&B/Pop genre that is missing by reviving singing patterns that blend soulful and sultry tones with that of more rapid and upbeat pop-like vocals. To put this explanation into context Amanda’s style is very much like an amalgamation of singers like: the previously mentioned Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans, Brandy, and even a little Lauryn Hill to boot.
Another method of yesterday’s hits Amanda draws from on “Fool 4 U” is the inclusion of a rapper to compliment a song’s message and tone, in this case rapper Deono from Toronto/Halifax is featured. Deono’s delivers a bouncy & upbeat flow, as he raps not only about taking his lady on a romantic getaway but also his devotion, dedication, and support to her. Regarding the song’s production by Rekkzone, he utilizes drum patterns and traditional Reggae instrumentation to create a Reggae/Pop/Dance hybrid track. This unique sound definitely gives both Amanda and Deono a lot to work with as well as provide a great soundboard for both artists to impact-fully express themselves.
We luckily caught-up with Amanda Mae and asked her a few questions about herself, her passion for music, and of course what went into making “Fool 4U”.
What do you like most about the genres within “Fool 4U”?
In Fool 4u there are elements of r&b, hiphop, Pop and reggae all mixed together. So what I can then say is that I love the fact that I can mix elements of different types of music that I like and make a song that can make the hiphop fans enjoy it as well as the pop fans for example.
How’s been the response you’ve been for your song so far?
The response has been great so far!!! A lot of people are not only into the beat and that it makes them want to dance but into the words as well and it’s so cool that others can really relate to what I’m saying and understand it.
What do you want your fans to take-away from this song?
I want them to know that dating/relationships and love is hard and that it’s okay to make mistakes and learn from them. Love is crazy!
Are there any female artists you admire?
I grew up listening to powerhouse vocalists like Christina Aguilera , Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Chaka Khan, Tina Turner.
What made you decide you wanted to pursue a career in music?
I always wanted to pursue singing but when I moved to Toronto from Ottawa, I promised myself that I need to get out there and network and start pursuing singing seriously.
How would you best describe your style and sound?
My sound has elements of r&b, pop, hiphop and jazz.
MyWhat is your recording process like?
Recording process… hmmm well I usually write my songs without a beat and then go to the studio listen to the beats I like and start singing melodies and bam the song gets complete!
What do you do to get in “the zone” before a performance?
To get in the zone before a performance… you will catch a whisky and ginger-ale in one hand and a water in the other. Not typical right? Haha.
What has been the most memorable experience you’ve had during your career so far?
My most memorable experience was seeing my first music video come to life. When I watch it it’s so weird because it’s me but then I’m also happy and excited and say damn I really did that!
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