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"I write poetry," says Ambersunshower simply. "I write about relationships between men and women. I admit it's an exaggerated view of love and relationships, based partly on personal experience but it's still me doing what I do. I can't say there's a method to the madness. It's just an exaggerated me."
Before you listen to «Walter T. Smith», the stunning debut album on Gee Street Records, leave all your preconceptions about alternative soul at the door. Young and vibrant with a musical talent and flair that belies her years, Ambersunshower is about to invite you into her brave, new world.
A prolific writer of poetry since the age of ten, Ambersunshower Nadine Miligros Villenuevo Smith (yes, that is her real name) is no stranger to the world of music. She was formerly part of Tommy Boy/Flavor Unit Management act Groove Garden, along with DJ Atsushi. The two achieved critical success with the seminal underground hit, «You're Not Coming Home», in 1992.
"I realized I could put my poetry to music," she says. "I eventually hooked up with Q-Tip, though I wasn't part of the Native Tongues, and two years later, I signed with Tommy Boy as Groove Garden with my DJ, Atsushi."