From a young age, Dutch-Swiss-New Guinean, Ámaris Wen, has been perfecting her craft. From musician, science fiction author, producer, and actress, Wen has been practicing her crafts for a while.
The opening track “Jelly” is an electronic gem that pulls together the electronic elements of artists like Flume, Class Actress, Disclosure, as well as implementing tribal elements similar to the style of M.I.A. During the time Ámaris attended drama school, she began listening to more and more electronic music.
“Jelly” isn’t your typical electronic dance track, but incorporates various elements of other-worldly genres, including some hip-hop beats.
On the track “Diamond,” Ámaris sings about a relationship gone bad. She belts out “I don’t want your f*cking diamond/I don’t need your fake compassion/So why don’t you take your fake fucking diamond/you’re going to learn it’s too late…” She demands compassion from her ex-significant other, but that person doesn’t provide her with the compassion she wants.
The track “Numb” is one of my favorites on the record. It’s a mellower song where Ámaris sings “there’s only so many times/that I can bear to see you/there’s only so many times I can say goodbye…” She is very talented at creating tracks that evoke emotions (“in the end, I know/I can’t make you stay”).
The song “Thankful” takes the music into a different realm. She adds in hip-hop beats and sings about “every time I doubt everything/you’re there for me… you’re the reason I get up in the morning… you’re the one that keeps me going…”