Born and raised in the melting pot that birthed jazz music, Ambré, self-taught musician, producer, and writer has crafted an amazing work of art dedicated to her city – the aptly titled 3000°. The album’s name initially came about as an ode to the classic projects from two New Orleans legends, Juvenile’s 400 Degreez, and Lil Wayne’s 500 Degreez. It also signifies the city’s traditionally hot climate, especially during the summer months.
3000° is an 8-song letter of love to all the people, places and feelings that encompass the ‘504.’ Beginning with the song “3-Peat,” Ambré speaks about the success of her two previous releases – 2015’s Wanderlust and 2019’s Pulp – and how her fans and critics are anticipating another album of the same caliber. The staples of New Orleans fashion and the city’s unique colloquialisms are prevalent throughout the track. “Dickie fits and G Nikes” are more than just an outfit to her people, it’s a powerful statement that lets whoever is around know exactly where they’re from, without saying a thing.
With “Wild,” the Grammy Award-winning singer fully provides a concise definition of the word, with “Drake N Drive” she tells a lustful tale between two young lovers, and on “I’m Baby,” she gives a nod to one of the city’s signature phrases, as also shows vulnerability in expressing the willingness to submit to her partner. In a beautiful duet, her and Jvck James go back and forth with words of passion and transparency. Featuring BEAM and Destin Conrad, the song “Illusionz” begins softly, then switches to a bass heavy banger, but then transitions into a melodic tune. It really speaks to who Ambré is as an artist; forever evolving, and never allowing herself to be boxed in. The track is then followed by “Superstitious,” a ballad about the uncertainty of love.
After hearing her music from a mutual acquaintance, the enigmatic Jay Electronica connected with Ambré digitally, and the rest as they say, is history. Electronica lends his high-level lyricism to the EP on “Jay’s Reprise,” and the fact that his words can be heard on 3000° is a testament to Ambré’s talent, and the bond of New Orleans. Ambré’s admiration for her city not only was pivotal to the creation of this album, it's also the reason for why she’s the person that she is today. In her career, she has collaborated with notable acts such as H.E.R., Chlöe x Halle, and Kehlani; but it’s the unwavering support of her city that stands as her crowning achievement.