Destiny Imani changes tones and temperatures with the kind of music she makes. A singer-songwriter that writes from the heart to the heart, you’ll not find emotive music like this everywhere. She takes special care in the kind of messages and tones she puts together. Her latest album is a collection of themes and sounds that express and bare it all. This is Out In The Open, Pt. 1.
To find out how emotive her music is, all you need is to listen to the opening single. Loving You is the first single, and the lights are bright on her voice. The well spread, soft ambience just about complements her vocals, but the story is in the words and notes. You immediately relate to Destiny Imani, this unconditional feeling she holds for someone. The second verse doubles on the beats and how she’s expressing the love grow. Just like the emotion, the music extends its layers as well. It creates a dense and well crafted cake of sound, while her voice slices through. Destiny dives into the essence of soul with her second single. This time, you’ll feel it wrap around you like water.
Swelling R&B beats pull you in gently, while the groove marinates. It is an enjoyable, soothing premise, till Destiny Imani brings her voice and sprinkles magic on top. The lyrics are relatable and cause an instant synapse connection. Along with the chorus, the sound skips to another style, a delivery method that is unique. Destiny pushes the lyrics with equal effort, affectional and deliberate. It is a catchy, musical experience that you’ll want to lose yourself in, while dancing. We progress to Until the End, which is the closing track.
Obviously, for this Destiny Imani would choose a special aural experience. The swelling instrumental soundscape helps to create a chute for escapism. The euphoria is perceptible, it allows you to really breathe in the song for what it is. Something about Destiny’s way of writing songs makes you feel like it is about you. I especially felt that in this whole collection of tracks. It is an instant way of knowing what words you relate to, what would another human relate to. My heart belongs in different parts now.
I would like to hear this in the stellar series, I May Destroy You. Well written and full of emotional twists and turns, this album would be fitting in any of the episodes of the first season. Listen to Destiny’s powerful single Again, and know of her vocal power. Follow her for more immensely powerful music like this!