Ámaris Wen (* in Stans, Switzerland) is a London-based recording artist, music producer, actor, and songwriter. Her most recent single ‘Time Traveler’ was released in 2021.
She grew up in Switzerland as the daughter of a teacher and a musician and professor for music, which made her come in touch with music from an early age. Ámaris received her formal training at drama school in Zurich, and at the Stage & Musical School in Frankfurt, Germany, where she started to listen to electronic music for her dance courses, which made her discover the genre for herself. She then started the dance floor project ‘Geiko– female electronic dance music’, the first album of which was released in 2014. She worked as a playlist manager for major record labels before starting to work on her first more R&B and synthpop-influenced album ‘Neon Colours’, which was well-received by critics.
As one of only a few female music producers, Ámaris’ skills in combining genres such as neo soul, R&B, and electronic have defined her music as being genre-defying. ‘Creativity is my fuel,’ says Ámaris, ‘I can rely on it. I’d say that this is probably my actual skill.’
Outlets such as youredm.com have said about her music that ‘her vocals are definitely in the R&B and neo soul wheelhouse, but the unconventional structure really takes them somewhere else, closer to EDM or ambient electronica.’
The ‘multi-talented’- labelled artist recently appeared in the short film ‘Supernova’. Her album Dream World was released in June 2020, the music video for ‘No Signal’ was released in 2021.
Ámaris is very vocal on the protection of the oceans, and is an ambassador for the non-profit organization Big Blue Ocean Clean-up, which works to reduce plastic waste in the oceans. Her fantasy short story ‘Lagoona – a journey through the reef’, published in 2021, raises awareness for the disappearing of coral reefs and ocean pollution.
Ámaris has Dutch, Swiss and New Guinean roots, and her family is from the Netherlands, Switzerland, New Zealand, and England.