18-year-old singer-songwriter Christina Li is set to release her debut EP “Strings”. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the standout single “Truth” featuring Cameron Herring, Yas Akdag and Thomas Bergeron. After the track left us utterly speechless, we can safely say that Truth is an infatuation-worthy soundscape which stands as a testament to the talent of the NYC & HK-based artist and her collaborators.
Finding an artist who offers instrumental prowess, organic good vibes and ingenuity within the song structure doesn’t happen every day. Yet, Christina Li was able to pull each awe-inspiring element together and achieve an ethereally blissful radio-ready hit.
The dreamily melodic yet galvanizing feat of Pop sets Christina Li leagues apart from the other breaking talent we’ve heard this year with her vocals alone. There’s a Nina Simone-level of magnetism within the smoothly soulful versing while there’s a whole manner of up-vibe funk-driven alchemy on offer from the instrumentals. Expect everything from stunning sax solos to intricate piano melodies to transfixingly grooving basslines.
Truth is due for release on August 22nd, you’ll be able to check it out for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud.
Review by Amelia Vandergast