It’s the story of the relationship he never had with his biological father…
AMARU returns with his new joint “Independence Day”! But don’t expect gloom, because this track will make you shake both your brain AND your booty!
While he looks back on very fond childhood memories, AMARU has always felt that there was “something missing”. Despite the fact that he had a wonderful stepfather and father figure in his life, he couldn’t help but to wonder “what if” and “why”. Moving to Europe in the early 90’s provided him with the opportunity to meet his biological father and to try to establish a relationship with him. That proved to be a massive undertaking, as this man wasn’t really interested in maintaining a relationship with AMARU.
A phone call or an email perhaps… AMARU waited for years, to no avail. In the end he had to face the facts and so he decided to turn misfortune into fortune and write about this part of his life. “Back in 2008, when I started to write this song, I had a melody in my head that went perfectly with the first line of the chorus “Without integrity there can’t be love”, AMARU recalls. “After that, the rest of the lyrics and the melody just came to me and within hours I had finished a brand new song!”, he continues.
It would take him 8 years however to actually produce the song and release it as a single! “Independence Day”, AMARU’s fourth single, is a song about letting go, to be liberated of feelings of discontent and sadness, to open oneself up for the promise of a new day, something that everybody can relate to. “While the song has a very deep meaning for me, one may also consider this song a break-up song between two lovers”, AMARU says. “And that’s my intention in my songwriting, the double meaning of words and how different people interpret them”.
AMARU’s “Independence Day” is widely available on all major digital platforms, while the music video can be viewed on his website or on his official channels on Youtube and Vimeo.
Written by: AMARU
Produced by: AMARU and Marcel van Ling
Vocal arrangements by: AMARU
All vocals by: AMARU
Recorded, mixed & mastered by: Marcel van Ling at MoSound Studio (Zoetermeer, The Netherlands)
Published by: AMARU MUSIC (© 2016)
Artwork & Video Credits:
Styling by: AMARU
Photography by: Manú Santander for www.amaru.nl
Video produced & directed by: AMARU for AMARU MUSIC / AMARU PRODUCTIONS (© 2016)
Contact information: www.amaru.n