Shanti Shanti have a truly beautiful sound & their songwriting is equally beautiful & works hard to hold your attention & affection at every step.
The instrumentation feels incredibly full – the warmth of the music is greatly strengthened by this big-band sound & subsequently Caroline’s own performances seem soaked in a new level of passion.
The melody has a surprisingly indie-rock feel to it, as does the structure, though the leading voice appears as this electronically charged element that fits smoothly in among all that surrounds & supports it.
The song actually comes through as accessible to any number of audiences – not limited to the specific struggle that created it. The ambiance offers a classic rock vibe with a contrastingly delicate leading vocal part. These work well together in this setting.
The hook offers up a gentle & smooth melody – a beautifully soulful vocal line – whereas the rap verses present a much grittier, detailed exploration of the song’s underlying concept. The way these opposing sections are arranged is superb.
The song opens with questioning lyrics, later on offering more of a story telling element – presenting potential solutions or answers to those queries.
Being told I would never amount to greatness, I’m worthless & have no purpose. This ignited a fire deep within me. So I write to uplift, motivate, inspire.
There’s an underlying hopefulness, a thread of positivity that breathes new life into the music & offers a helping hand to those who are struggling.
‘Inner Light’ showcases a true sense of individuality, a passion for hiphop, lyricism, performance, and an unwavering dedication to faith.
It’s a pleasure to listen to & it comes with a message of truth, that music is this universal tool for everyone to share & connect with others through.
A well rounded piece of songwriting with an easy to listen to, uplifting ambiance that’s loaded with good vibes.
The song is openly declarative of the songwriter’s true feelings. An honest & proud dedication to a faith, and everything plays a part in reinforcing this.