Ah Mer Ah Su’s ‘We Got It All’ Is a Summer Anthem for Finding Hope
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Itâs been a summer of mixed, confusing emotions. More people getting vaccinated has made way for happy reunions with friends, live music, backyard parties and all the things we missed during shelter-in-place. But with COVID cases on the rise againâand so many people struggling financiallyâthe pandemic is, sigh, still not over.
Amid the uncertainties, Ah Mer Ah Su recently released âWe Got It All,â a summer soundtrack for tapping into gratitude and joy, even if things arenât perfect. A music video featuring Ah Mer Ah Su and her bestie, musician and dancer Saturn Rising, driving along the California coast perfectly fits the breezy dance pop song. Ah Mer Ah Suâs airy alto floats over twinkling synths, and an â80s-style drum fill kicks off an anthemic chorus that makes you want to close your eyes, feel the breeze in your hair and let hope buoy your spirit.
Ah Mer Ah Su built the foundation to her career in the Bay Area, where she collaborated with Minna Choi of Magik*Magik Orchestra and filmmaker Annalise Ophelian, and made a major impact on the local LGBTQ+ music and arts scene. She recently started a new chapter in Los Angeles, and âWe Got It Allâ is the lead single from her new EP, Hopefully Limitless.
Produced by Vice Cooler and So Drove, âWe Got It Allâ is bubbly and effervescent, like a drink youâd sip in a pool floatie. But the track isnât simply carefree. Ah Mer Ah Su sings knowingly and wisely about accepting lifeâs realities and choosing to dance anyway: âApril showers turned to tears on my cheek / We just kept moving to our own beat.â
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