AMERA – ‘Connected’

Los Angeles trio AMERA takes their audiences on a sonic journey which includes huge soundscapes and ground-shattering drops. The trio comprising Brooke Adams on vocals, Mikael Oganes on synths and keys, and Donovan Butez on guitar, formed in 2015 and have already performed hundreds of shows worldwide.

AMERA’s latest single, ‘Connected’, features a video shot and directed by the band themselves. Opening on downtown LA, pulling no punches as we scan past the many homeless on the streets, the action moves between a live performance and various shots of the band in locations such as a tunnel and an abandoned street. Brooke Adams’ vocals are fast paced and sweet, with the instrumentation completely supportive and not overwhelming of the vocals. The music gains speed and reaches a crescendo whereupon all three are visibly relieved to be able to stop. It’s a satisfyingly strong track and each element of the brightly coloured and vibrant video fits perfectly with the song itself.

‘Connected’ is from AMERA’s self-titled EP, which was released in August, and is available from Bandcamp, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Find AMERA online on their official website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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