Ah-Mer-Ah-Su, whose debut album Star was lauded by the press as “mesmerizing” and “lyrically captivating” returns with a feel-good EP. Aptly titled Hopefully Limitless, this EP, out July 26, is a glimpse into a world of Ah-Mer-Ah-Su’s creation. Like most of her work it is emotional, with lyrics that evoke vivid imagery. Recorded with producers Vice Cooler (Peaches, Stereo Total, etc.) and So Drove in LA, it takes her work squarely into the realm of Alt Pop. With most of the material written before the Covid-19 global pandemic, as the world returns to a sense of hopeful wonder, so has she.
What the press has said in the past:
“A self-described “poptronic princess,” Ah Mer Ah Su combines glittering production with sharp vocals and introspective songwriting.” – The FADER
“Ah-Mer-Ah-Su’s name derives from the Shinto sun goddess Amaterasu, who is often characterized as the Queen of Heaven. It’s a fitting moniker for Star Amerasu, whose music acknowledges the depths of human experience while striving for a higher state of being.” – KCRW
“Ah-Mer-Ah-Su offers a direct and at times startlingly tender insight into her life. Yes, most songs feel personal in some way, as they endlessly track love and heartache. Ah-Mer-Ah-Su’s songs make such clear comments on mental health, loss, and frustration, it’s almost unsettling” – i-D
“(Dice Festival) is an ideal fit for the Black trans singer, songwriter, and producer whose voice has been described as “Nina Simone meets Anohni” and whose tracks cover everything from mental health and drug use (“Klonopin”) to white privilege (“Meg Ryan”). Yet, as sobering as her lyrics may be, it’s her catchy, cute melodies that lift the music into dancehall-ready bops.” – Out
“Her uncanny penchant for luscious electronic arrangements and pop songcraft, that, when blended, go down like a spoonful of the sweetest honey in the beehive.” – PAPER
“The album showcases Ah-Mer-Ah-Su’s imagination, audaciousness, and her personal journey to self-acceptance. She uses the album title, STAR, as a metaphor. It does not refer to her rising popularity or musical success, but as an indicator of her experience as a black, transgender woman navigating life as a musician. Stars always burn brightly in the sky, even when the sky is covered with clouds, as she alludes to on her song “Powerful.” Ah-Mer-Ah-Su is the star, and no matter how many clouds get in her way, she’s going to keep burning brightly.” – Billboard