Ámaris Wen (* in Stans, Switzerland) is a recording artist, music producer, actor, and writer. Her most recent single “Been Doing This” was released in 2022. She writes under the name A. W. Emersleben.
Ámaris grew up as the daughter of a teacher and a musician, which made her come in touch with music from an early age. Her family is from the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, and England, which is why she grew up with English, German, and Dutch. After her parents’ divorce, she moved to Zurich where she attended school.
Ámaris received her formal training at drama school in Zurich, and later at the Stage & Musical School in Frankfurt, Germany, where she started to listen to electronic music for her dance studies, which made her discover the genre for herself. Being new to subjects such as Ballet, Jazz Dance, and Modern Dance, Ámaris needed to train in the evenings in her free time to achieve the levels of the other students, with which her new-found passion for electronic music helped. She then started the dance floor project “Geiko– female electronic dance music”, the first album of which was released in 2014. After returning from Germany to Zurich for a while to work as a playlist manager for major record labels, she later moved to London where she started working on her first more R&B and synthpop-influenced album “Neon Colours”, which was well-received by critics. In 2018, she released “Aquamarine”, a full-length album inspired by the oceans. This was followed by “26” in 2019.
In 2020, Ámaris released her most recent album “Dream World”, which became her most successful release so far. Dancing about Architecture said about the album that it’s “a wonderful blend of soul and R&B structures, draped in dream-pop textures and far-flung futuristic electronica.”
“Creativity is my fuel,” says Ámaris, “I can rely on it. I’d say that this is my actual skill.”
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 story ‘Lagoona: A Journey through the Reef’, published in 2022, raises awareness for the disappearing coral reefs and ocean pollution.