Harrowing & insightful, New Orleans artist Voice Monet offers a refreshing & humanistic approach to hip hop/ r&b/ somewhere in between, via her newest single, ‘Forty Below‘. Stylistically sitting at the crossroads of Lauryn Hill, E40, & Billy Holiday, the MCing is exceptional, with intent coming across both purposeful & effortless, whilst also maintaining a deliberate, bandying cadence, which hovers above the beat like a stone skipped across a lake. However, particularly, it is the vocal melodies that resonate immediately – harmonically opulent, implying a mix of 30s/40s jazz tinges, & 90’s r&b sensibilities.
‘You can’t dress up emptiness‘ – wise words for the moment. Dig deeper into the Voice Monet catalogue here:
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