The artist JayJayy brings audiences a smooth and seductive take on modern soul and RnB, taking an ambient, calming backdrop, a smooth and hypnotic melody, and driving it all with his uniquely deep and recognizable leading voice.
Melanin Goddess is a song that feels reasonably familiar at first, but as it progresses – the track offers more and more in the way of originality and creative freedom. JayJayy leans back and forth between the delicacy of heartfelt RnB, and the quicker, more intense delivery style of rap and hard-hitting hip hop. For the most part, the whole thing continues to feed into the soothing ambiance and mood of the music, certain moments though do seek to highlight a different side to the artist, and this is where things get a little more interesting.
Lyrically the song gives the impression of having a minimal level of lines as those first few melodic bars pour through. However, as the verses spring into life, JayJayy fires up more and more in the way of writing and performance. The story-line grows deeper, more detailed, more intense, and the vibe of the music – although consistent for the most part – still seeks to follow this meandering level of passion.
The second time you hear this the opening ambiance offers a familiar, dreamlike sense of calm. The melody and the leading voice give off a confident and reliable groove. Then as the verses appear, you pay more attention to the outpouring, you catch up with the flow a little better, and the structure of the song – the evolution, the increasing levels of honesty – all work in a more memorable manner. The song is appreciative of a significant other in a beautiful way, and it doesn’t feel fake or forced. There’s something very genuine about the whole thing, building further on how likable it is. Hopefully there’s a lot more to come.
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