Ah Mer Au Su’s songs make such clear comments on mental health, loss, and frustration, it’s almost unsettling. The EP’s lead track, the endlessly catchy “Klonopin,” is not only a personal exploration of her own use of the drug, but also a mirror to the way we are taught to consider pharmaceuticals in our own lives. – i-D
AH-Mer-AH-Su is the music project of interdisciplinary artist Star Amerasu, whose music and art is based upon her experiences living loud and proud as a queer black trans woman. Her early work was influenced primarily by folk and choral music. Residing in Oakland, California, Star is a Siren Witch Poptronic Princess. Star has performed 3 consecutive years at the San Francisco Pride Trans March and in 2015 performed for the first time at Oakland Pride. She has graced international stages captivating audiences with her looped vocals and live electronic percussion in Europe along with spots at the Annual Fresh Meat Festival, SomArts, and The News in San Francisco; Safehouse Arts, Dixon Place Theatre and the Times Square Arts Center in New York City; Long Winter and Unit 2 in Toronto, Canada and at Montreal’s Slut Island. She effortlessly blends her voice with intricate beats and twinkling syths. Her voice has been compared to Nina Simone, and her music is a synthesis of choir kid meets club kid and in a whole league of it’s own. AH-Mer-AH-Su released her debut studio EP “Eclipsing” in March of 2016 an in early 2017 saw the release of her critically acclaimed 2nd EP “Rebecca”.
Ah Mer Ah Su is performing at St. Elisabeth Kirche on Friday, November 10th, 2017.