Opening in a blend of harmonies before the down beat gives way to the melody, the track becomes rich in African influence. As the song progresses, different percussion instruments are introduced. We are also listening in as the sound effect of birds in a jungle and water trickling become the essence of ‘Lion’. You do find yourself swaying to the upbeat of the hand drums and letting the music put you in a place of tranquility.
A different feel than the previous track, the song tells us that Attalie can truly mold herself when presented into another element in music. ‘Rock Climbing’ becomes the sexier of the trio of songs. The staccato of the guitars alongside the wavering vocals invoke a strong sense of passion and drive. Throughout the verses we listen in on a sort of call and response style of singing that leads into a slow tempo swinging chorus.
This track becomes very mesmerizing in its vocalization. Again uncovering the extensive vocal range to give off a rich melody. What continues to fascinate me at this point is how the composition focuses on the construction of the vocals and lyrics and only allows the instrumentation to be at a minimal so as to not lose sight of the talent in Attalie.
Upon listening to Grace-Attalie’s Introspection, I am reminded of great women of music. From the wavering vocals Etta James so graciously sang, to Tracy Chapman’s lower ranged recognizable voice and the passion of Adele, I cannot help but see Attalie absorbing from the best to create her own beautiful sound. When exchanging pleasantries with her, I mentioned to Grace how I immediately felt a sense of sensuality and seductiveness in her music. I continue to welcome and help promote such passionate music. Check out the acoustic performance of 'Lion' and the live version of 'Rock Climbing' below.
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