Higher

Album: In Love & War (2009)
  • Amerie mapped out the sound of In Love & War before she sat with any producers. She explained, "For this album, I told people I needed music that was really heavy, something with knock. Nothing too pretty; I wanted something that sounded '70s-ish, when rock had a lot of soul in it, and it was still so related to the blues. And of course it needed that hip-hop element."
  • This track was produced by American record producer Warryn Campbell. Amerie said: "I told Warryn I wanted a live, hard, rock sound, something mean, something with swagger. I wanted the instrumentation to have a strong personality before I even opened my mouth. He started playing the bass guitar, and I was sitting there creating the lyrics and melody and it all came together really organically. That's what I mean when I say that this album, in addition to being an extension of my first, is also an extension of '1 Thing' because '1 Thing' has its go-go roots but it's also very soulful, '70s rock. I went from that and took it all the way live."

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