There are times an artist only goes as far as their sound takes them. Raw vocal ability is still a main ingredient, but it is the sound and music that accentuates ones voice. The music is the ingredient that pulls the listener in closer in to what the artist is singing and/or saying.
You may hear a particular artist and on the first listen you don’t hear much to get excited about or a feeling of wanting to hear more. Naturally that artist fades in the memory, yet there may come a song that shifts your whole perspective of how you first heard that artist. More often than not when the artistry is more clear the artist and listeners usually describe the shift as finding ones “sound.” This isn’t a unique experience, but it’s an experience not too many artists are able to capture. When it does happen it’s a beautiful moment of magic.
Looking back, we witnessed Diana Ross get together with Niles Rogers and create one of her best albums, Diana. Donna Summer teamed up with Giorgio Moroder and Pete Bellotte to create her sultry album ‘Bad Girls’ which is considered one of the best disco albums to come out. Aaliyah was able to break from under her tomboyish beginnings and into the women and artist she would come to be when she teamed with Timbaland for One In A Million. Justin Timberlake finally broke from his boy band sound of N’sync and teamed with The Neptune’s and Timbaland. Freddie Gibbs resurrected his career and prowess as an emcee when he decided to rap over a bunch of Madlib Beats and would then go on to create some of his best work to date.
There are countless other examples of artists striking gold with a new and fresh sound, and it’s the feeling I got when I heard Tinahse hop on the track with Kaytranada. I can’t be sure if Tinashe picked the beat or if Kaytranada strategically knew that would be the one for her, but either way it’s a sound that is a wonderful marriage with her voice. I hope Tinashe is able to hone in on the sound and vibe of Worst In Me or lock Kaytranada in a room with her and bang out some more content for listeners. I would definitely be tuned all the way in if Tinashe is able to continue to capture what she has on this track.
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About The Curator - KA II
I was raised in a community that believes in and practices the act of love, spirituality, understanding, and openness. These beliefs and practices are my foundation in this life and continue to drive my pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, and freedom. I also come from a place where the gift of rhythm and movement are interwoven into each other and into the fabric of life. It is never one without the other.
Music and Dance are not just things we do and enjoy. They are a necessity. In times of joy we dance, in times of triumph we turn the music up a little louder, in times of stress and unbalance we close our eyes and dance. It is how we feel our emotions and what ignites our creativity, intellectual abilities, and the way we see the world. Without the two, life would have no color, art, love, or culture.
Music and movement have always been the guiding light of creativity and the master teacher, therefore I aim to share how they elevate my mind, heart, and soul to think wider and to think with compassion, wit, and intellect. I hope you enjoy the content. Peace