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Refreshing & Uplifting
on 27 June 2013
I am a massive fan of India Arie's voice and albums, and this one is a gem too. Some of the songs needed to grow on me if I am honest, but none of these songs are weak filler tracks or annoying tunes, unlike some of todays current artists. She has kept her soulful identity and signature style and flair. This is is in a similar vein to her last album and overall is quite a mellow album.
My favourite tracks are Moved by You (on the deluxe album version) - the songs lyrics and sentiment is literally moving and is simply exquisite - and could see this song easily being used in a bridal march at a wedding.
Also, Thy Will Be Done (featuring Gramps Morgan) is another triumph with its rich reggae vibes, along with Just do You (which will probably be her next single), I Am Light, Cocoa Butter (1st & current single), Brother's Keeper, This Love, Nothing That I Love More, & Strange Fruit (again on the deluxe album version - an obscure and unusual track from India in a good way, nice!)
This album is very summery, uplifting album, that is refreshing - as so much music that is commercial is the same old repetitive dancey rubbish, about either sex or 'dancing it up & getting down in the club.' India Arie is an ORIGINAL, with class, talent, emotion, detail and great soulful expression.