Alaica Miniano a.k.a AM$ is an electrifying R&B singer and songwriter with a voice that speaks directly to the heart. Born in Candelaria, Quezon but raised in Hamilton, ON, AM$ began singing at a young age, honing her craft and developing a unique sound that blends classic R&B with modern sensibilities.
Her music is infused with emotional depth, exploring themes of love, heartbreak, and self-discovery with a raw honesty that resonates with listeners. With a powerful voice that can range from soft and vulnerable to bold and confident. AM$ draws inspiration from a variety of musical influences, including 112, Aaliyah, TheWeeknd, Frank Ocean, Kehlani, and more.
As a songwriter, AM$ pours her soul into every lyric, crafting songs that are both deeply personal and universally relatable. With each new release, she continues to evolve and grow as an artist, pushing the boundaries of the R&B genre and forging her own unique path.
My new single, “Bed of Roses” invites listeners to immerse themselves in the enchanting love story and experience the timeless magic of love’s eternal dance.
“Bed of Roses” is a heartfelt romantic R&B song that paints a picture of an enduring love story. The song’s smooth R&B melody is complemented by soulful vocals and evocative instrumentals, providing a perfect blend of emotions and musicality.
The creative process flowed very easily for me. Once I got the idea for the hook, the verses came out effortlessly. I grew up listening to Bon Jovi because of my family. Being Filipino; we love our karaoke and the one song that I loved singing/listening to from the band is you guessed it “Bed of Roses”. That song had an influence on the writing process as I am talking about relations with someone that I had just met. I intentionally used numerous nature metaphors and tried to evade being too direct because I didn’t want the song to be too explicit.
It was also a way to show my creativity in songwriting. Examples of nature metaphors in the song: “I’m the one who you call when your flower needs to bloom”, “Your body’s flowing down waterfalls”, “Lay me down on a bed of roses and bury me bury me down” and my favourite “Nectar (necked her) up on my sheets it tastes like honey” using nectar as a double entendre. I enjoyed the writing process of this song a lot!