Today on the podcast we are featuring the Canadian-Ethiopian singer-songwriter Rosina B. Solomon. Learn more about her and listen to her track “Kick It.”
Show Notes and Full Show Transcript
Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette Kimszal. For those of you just joining us this is the podcast where I talk about different musicians how their music affects me and then play there track for you to listen to.
So you can check it out and form your own opinion as well. And I’d love to know what you think of the track if you’re so inclined to do so. And I’ll have details where you can tell me if you want to share your opinion at the end of this show.
So today I’m excited to be talking about the Toronto based artist Rosina B. Soloman and she is a Canadian and Ethiopian singer songwriter who’s based in Toronto as I said Toronto.
And you know she has been writing songs since she was 11 years old. And she was really inspired by watching MTV, MuchMoreMusic, and BET and listening to her parent’s wide selection of CDs.
A lot of her music is rooted in like soul music but she is also a fan of melodic rock music like Pearl Jam, Steely Dan, and Santana.
Yeah so I was interested to see how she sounded. And the thing that got me that I really liked an stood out to me was the fact that it was very like 90’s R&B-esque vibe.
I read some things that kind of compared her to Sade and Erykah Badu. And you know her song the one I am going to be playing later “Kick It’ is very rooted in that like mid to early, maybe early to mid 90’s R&B vibes.
And especally like the hooks and chorus and it’s just got really great R&B tracks and it’s got really good vocals.
And it’s got like like this, I don’t know if it’s lovelorn but like you know like this love lyrical kind of infusion and she has a great voice and it’s very kind of just exciting to listen to.
I…I was really just kind of taken with this song. It’s a fun track to listen and you know she has just came out with this album I think maybe last month.
And uhm yeah so i’ts available now if you do want to stream it…stream some of her other music because I’ll be playing the one song later.
I also came across an article on Interrobang, which was the official newspaper of Fanshawe College in Canada.
And it talked about how she started singing and songwriting after she pursued an acting at a college in Toronto when she was 17 and I thought that was interesting.
I find it interesting how artists are in one type of art and they expand into another and basically if you want to learn more you can check out the article here.
I thought that was an interesting tidbit.
But just going back to the song. The thing I like is that it opens and kind of draws the listener in with these inviting piano keys then kind of touches you with Rosina’s sweet vocals coming in and kind of opening up the song.
And you know it’s got just this really catchy hook on the chorus. Not only the music but the lyrics are catchy. After listening to it I find myself singing back the chorus.
The lyrics really an honest message. She’s really just…Rosina is just opening herself up and being really vulnerable about love and getting past the games of relationships and kind of just laying it all out on the line for that person.
You know it’s very touching, it’s very moving, it’s very beautiful. You know she’s kind of just saying “I”m really into you and don’t play these games.” And also kind of just has this nice sweet beat to it.
These warm, mellow, and calm beats are just very chill and relaxing. It just makes the song very like soothing and ethereal and just very nice.
And I think it’s cool that it sounds like, not super stripped down but it also sounds like just her and the piano and the beats.
It’s just an interesting feel to it. But I mean overall, it’s just a nice and easy going song and it calms your soul. If you’re looking for an easy feeling song this is definately something right in your wheelhouse.
And it’s great because she has been getting a lot of love on the blogosphere. In addition to that Interrobang feature her music has also been played on CBC Radio’s Marvin’s Room. Which is the Canadian Broadcasting which I think would be similar to NPR maybe here in the states. I’m not 100 percent completely sure but that’s pretty cool.
Yeah, I just thought this was a cool track. And this song is off her debut EP entitled Intro. Which is kind of a fitting song…fitting album title considering this is like her intro to…her intro with the music.
And I think it’s got about 5 songs and I think it was completed over a period of three years. And you know it talks about a lot of sel-reflection and uplifting vocals and it’s really just kind of like chill music that can like warm your heart and make you feel like fuzzy and happy inside and its great there is music for that.
There are so many different types of music and if you’re looking for something that is relaxing and cool to listen to this is definately something that will be up your alley.
I would say check it out and I will play it right now (laughing) for your too so you can listen to it and kind of form your own opinion.
So without further ado this is “Kick It” by Rosina B. Soloman. Hope you enjoy it.
We would love to know what you think about Rosina B. Soloman and her track “Kick It.” You can tell us in a comment on the podcast webpage. You can also leave an audio comment at link in the episode summary.
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