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Tanaka Makoni, ‘The Streets’


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Tanaka Makoni smashes it once again with her new release, ‘The Streets’. It is a track which I cannot seem to get enough of with its serene texture and nail-biting hooks which jump out with genuine conviction.

It all gets underway with a peaceful overture which takes us to a peaceful realm with sounds leaping out, and they hit like waves smashing at the rocks. Tanaka then jumps on top of the flowing guitar rhythm with a vocal which is stimulating from the get-go.

Furthermore, her vocal is soft with a calming tone, but she delves deep as the track finds its way to the chorus. Also, the hook in the chorus is potent with it leaving us singing it well after listening. Again, Tanaka proves that she can adapt to the changes in the modern industry with her evolving her sound tremendously well.

For me, the versatility of Tanaka is what keeps bringing me back to her time and time again. Also, she adds a new flavour which is hard to fault, and her message is piercing with her taking us back to the streets where she grew up.

Overall, ‘The Streets’ is an innovative rnb release which shines with a radiant beam. As a result, it is tricky to compare it with other releases in this field. However, I would enjoy for Tanaka to add even more backing harmonies in places as it feels as though more weight could be included in the mix to give it an even more significant stereo effect.

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Suman, ‘Let Go’


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Suman is the British name who is taking the world by storm with her latest release, ‘Let Go’. It is the first track to follow up the highly successful release, ‘Crazy Over You’ and once again Suman hits the nail firmly on the head.

Kicking off we hear a hip hop rhythm which contains a groovy backbeat fill with a Latin influence taking the focal point before a powerful vocal performance from Suman. Furthermore, the singer gets underway with a quality which we are becoming familiar with given her previous releases.

I relish her tone, and she sings with an angelic quality while still getting her power across from the instant. It is also refreshing to hear a vocal which does not compare with the rest of the noise popping out of the current industry. Her producer, Ayo Beatz then reaches forward to add a sturdy backing foundation. Moreover, he echoes out vowels with flavoursome quality.

In the chorus we hear Suman delve deep into an eastern influence, so much so I discover a vibe which I have become familiarised with having listened to a lot of modern music coming out of India. Is this deliberate? I would say so given that the singer often reaches for influence from Eastern countries.

Overall, ‘Let Go’ grips even more than the singer’s last. It boasts a contagious melody, and Suman’s vocal is super sweet with a vibe which will have you reaching for the replay button. Nevertheless, I would enjoy hearing Suman unleash even more force in her vocal sections; I believe that there is still so much more to give.

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