Clicking through the depths of the net, I stumbled upon a dance/soul tune that caught my attention.
I gotta say, I don’t know much about soul or R’n’B. Of course I enjoy listening to it, but I haven’t got a clue about creation, proper composition or used elements of that genre. Luckily this blog is more about what feeling sound creates than what technique is used, so this one’s easy for me.
Putting it simple: Angel Sessions is a pro. Being active in the scene for over 17 years with 11 released albums so far, the talented singer/songwriter with gospel background knows what she’s doing. And this of course absolutely shows in her recordings.
“The Great I Am” uses an uplifting beat created by Adel A.R. Jamal aka DiscaL that will keep your head slightly moving all the time while listening to the track. This tracks also uses a synth line, the usual percussion elements plus a vibraphone-like support instrument. So far, so good, but what really makes the difference here (and in a lot of the other songs of Angel Sessions) is the beautiful enchanting voice of the singer. The vocal tracks are mixed solid, and the voice itself can be soft like a pillow but also grab your attention razor-sharp within a single tone. You just hear that Angel Sessions knows her craft very well. She knows how to use her voice – and she’s not holding back anything. Thank God. This track is that well-rounded that in my opinion it fits most of the daily occasions, whether you need something to lighten up your mood while standing in heavy traffic, enjoying the start of your day while having your fist cup of coffee, dancing around with your children (which I actually tried, it works!) – you name it. If you give it a listen, you’ll know what I mean.
My advice is to just check out what the beautiful Angel Sessions has got in store, whether it’s on Soundcloud, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more – you’ll find her works easily.