The London-based recording artist, music producer, actor, and songwriter Ámaris Wen, artistically known simply as Ámaris, is one of the foremost female music producers and electronic songwriters in the industry. Her style blends electronica, R&B, and pop to create a smooth and funky sound that’s both chill and danceable. “Creativity is my fuel,” says Ámaris, “I can rely on it. I’d say that it is probably my actual skill.”
Her newest single, “Been Doing This” has an electronica and R&B base style layered with a synthpop sound. It’s reminiscent of more contemporary artists like Doja Cat, Goldfrapp, and a hint of Jannelle Monae. Her voice is disctlinly her own, but could be compared to Goldfrapp meets Marina.
“Been Doing This” is catchy and absolutely makes you dance in your seat. Her production and songwriting are magical and the delivery of her vocals is beyond words. The synth and electronic beat take hold immediately and keeps you hooked the whole way through the song. It’s about embracing change and new beginnings. Sometimes, you want to give up, but in order for change to happen you need to keep pushing forward.
Ámaris is also currently working on a music documentary called “On Tape,” in which female and non-binary music producers will answer questions about their work. After talks with other female-identifying producers, Ámaris felt that there weren’t that many female music producers who talk about what it is like to be a music producer and how you can become one. “I wanted to allow female music producers to give an insight on what they do, and to talk about their work, their dreams and their inspiration,” says Ámaris. This project is a small step into a more equal industry in which female music producers offer some sort of mentorship to upcoming artists.
Outside of her musical and creative endeavors, Ámaris is active and very vocal on the protection of the oceans, and is an ambassador for the non-profit organization Big Blue Ocean Clean-up, which works to reduce plastic waste in the oceans. Her fantasy story ‘Lagoona: A Journey through the Reef’, published in 2022, raises awareness for the disappearing coral reefs and ocean pollution.