New Music Critique: Kyante’

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Style: R&B/Soul

Recordings by solo artist Kyante’ have a mixtape quality that is raw, real, and relaxed, with her husky voice close to the mic. On “Wake Up” she sings over a stark, spare, echoed arrangement that features drums, percussion and awesome keys before a male feature takes the mic and later duets with Kyante’ for a nice outro. On the downtempo R&B number “Cloud Nine,” Kyante’ shows some of her rapper side as she is overjoyed by a brand new lover (“chillin’ on cloud nine”) and is joined by an accented female. Best of all is the catchy, vibrant “Crown,” which is powered by impressive percussion and jazzy electric piano as Kyante’ sings in praise of her friends. The song’s call & response vocal aspect is a winner.