It’s been a minute since we last heard from Princess Ameriie (she of former ‘Amerie’ fame.)
While she’s been hard at work carving out her ambitious, trance-heavy fifth studio album Cymatika Vol. 1 dropping later in 2012, the songstress took a moment to join French artist Jean-Roch on a brand new cut for the dance-pop singer’s upcoming studio album due out in May, Music Saved My Life. (You can actually catch a glimpse of the two performing the track live in Monaco back in 2011.)
Featuring Fat Joe (in what is obviously his most important musical contribution since Paris Hilton‘s “Fighting Over Me), “Fly Away” is very much an of-the-moment Euro-tinged dance floor anthem that sounds a lot like any of the other club-pop cuts of late, including Taio Cruz‘s “Higher” and David Guetta‘s signature smash, “When Love Takes Over.”
As a result, there are no real production surprises here–just a straightforward dance floor banga colored by fiya-hot synthesizers and gorgeous piano chords. Oh, and Ameriie sounds pretty amazing throughout: “In this life, I need to know that I can fly away,” she croons during the chorus.
I’ve always had a thing (“1 Thing,” if you will) for Miss Ameriie. Her last album, 2009’s In Love & War, went terribly unappreciated. Let’s hope this is the start of a beautiful comeback.
Music Saved My Life will be released in May. (iTunes)