THE NEWLYWEDS: Ameriie Reveals How She And Lenny Met, How She Chose Her Vows, And Deets About Next Album
We told you earlier about the uber-posh wedding in Anguilla that Ameriie had to former Columbia Records Exec Lenny Nicholson. And now the new Mrs. Nicholson herself is talking about how they met, their marriage so far, and her next album. Get the deets inside....
Amerie recently chatted with ESSENCE.com about her new role as wife and how she met and fell in love with her husband in a new article. She also reveals the title of her next album (Cymatika) and says it will blend new wave and electronic music.
ESSENCE: How did you and Lenny fall in love?
AMERIIE: I was working on my second album. The whole vibe of this album was that I’m free and I’m single and I’m not checking for anybody. So I’m there and I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look up and it’s him. I didn’t totally recognize him because he had a hat on. So I’m like, “Who are you?” He’s like, “I’m your A&R!” I was like, “Oh I didn’t recognize you with the hat on.” So he took off the hat and I just remember thinking that I knew he was cute but he was on a whole other level. We’re having the session and we just start texting each other back and forth throughout. We knew each other professionally but not personally, so it was sort of weird at first. But somehow we had a conversation and agreed when we got back to New York we’d go on a date. We went on that date on November 3rd. We’ve been inseparable ever since and that was seven and a half years ago. We remember all of the dates.
ESSENCE: What did you and Lenny say to each other in your vows?
AMERIIE: We did traditional vows. The thing with Lenny and I is that we write each other all the time -- things like personal emails and love letters -- we’ve always done that. The things that people would probably put in their vows we put into our emails, love letters, and cards to each other so we do a lot of those things. For the wedding we were thinking traditional because it’s something that’s been said for hundred and hundreds of years and I love history and old things.
ESSENCE: What’s up next for you?
AMERIIE: Right now I’m continuing the recording process for the album. The album is called Cymatika, which is named after cymatics, the study of visual sound. The last album was very hip-hop soul, R&B, and rock, but this time I fused electronica and new wave, and a lot of classic song structure. I usually sing about love but for this album I really wanted to talk about the human experience. Not in the romantic sense but just being who you really are and not running from yourself.
Ahhh. Sounds like they're happy. I hope that translates into chart success for the pair....
Check out Essence.com for the full interview.