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So hearing the fresh lettuce crackles of "Every Time" has redeemed me to the fact that the name change is just for show, and not because some evil twin of hers had emerged. While not as slickly concocted as the magic Rich Harrison achieved in the production seat, producer Focus has "Every Time" act like a play cousin to that era, and catches all the lovey-dovey feelings of Amerie's 2002 debut All I Have---which has always been in heavy rotation for me (and which is now celebrating ten years of shelf life, yikes!).
Personally, this track is quite enjoyable, as it slips into a niche of a groove and follows through with rich melodic tones. It also welcomes the fact that Ameriie is releasing a new EP, The Prelude this year, which from title alone means something is cookin' in Amerie's kitchen---we just have to wait 'till she lets us in to experience the full menu. In the meantime, take a 'taste test' with "Every Time" below.
Ameriie - Every Time