In our efforts to give underground and independent artists a larger audience, and to bring you the best unsigned music, this issue we traveled all the way to Singapore to find this diamond in the rough. Neo-Soul sensation Olielove teams up with Raihani on his lead single “Wonder Being”. This smooth grove is fortified with poignant lyricism, nostalgic instrumentation and subtle but fluctuating vocal arrays.
The song’s basis is easy to relate to; having that one person in your life that loves you unconditionally. Someone who accepts both your fruits and your flaws. Someone who will stand beside you in times of happiness as well as crisis. This song vividly illustrates the magic that is created when one finds their “soul mate”. The two exchange words that express a love that’s so profound that the only word to truly describe that feeling is simply “unbelievable”.
The track’s instrumentation is simple yet amazing. The percussion is crisp and precise. It supplies the optimal environment for the song’s remaining elements to flourish. The staggered hi-hat give the song an edgy feel as layered kicks flatter the palpable 808 Clap. Faint keys are gracefully filtered throughout the track’s bridge and hook, while the string section provides harmonious and soothing riffs. The track’s evocative nature will allow the listener to relive their youth as it is similar to the love songs of the early 90’s.
The vocalists give this song exactly what it needs; delicate but powerful vocal arrangements. One can feel the passion and conviction of each artist as their voices intertwine smoothly over the track. The essence of love is depicted flawlessly through their harmonious voices as they allow the listener to fall in love with this track, and their special someone, over and over again.
Olielove and Raihani are sure to make waves with their airtight single in Singapore, but does this single possess the intensity to break through the international music scene? Most definitely! The composition’s lyricism, instrumentation and vocal presentation has what it takes to solidify this single as a heat seeker in any country. This song is one for the ages and deserves to be in “Heavy Rotation”.