There is some thing wonderful in the knowingly lazy groove and the skittering beats of ‘Bout To Ride not to mention the use of space to create atmosphere and anticipation. If R&B is a genre more associated with bigger, bombastic sounds, ones designed for immediate attention and quick pay off, Mandi Rose offers another way.
Her music is built on a slow and soulful minimalism, no less groove driven and vibrant but delivered in a more selective and sultry way than is usual for the genre. It balances pop infectiousness with chic understatement, gritty downtown vibes with elegant uptown class and youthful lyrical cool with more mature sonic attitudes. Anyone who can capture so much in such an underplayed song is someone to watch.