In a day and age when modern soul music is often represented by synthetic vibes, programmed tracks and monotonous lyrics, it is no wonder that some urban artists are beginning to look into the past to see the future. Old school singers like Marvin Gaye, Al Green and Isaac Hayes continue to find their namesakes used in various contexts to signify the musical gold standard artists respectively regard and pay homage while discoursing their own creative releases. While some contemporaries have endeavored to recapture the essence of great artists from generations past, few have been able to introduce that new element that would help define themselves in their own musical right.
Enter Niar!, a naturally conscious, around-the-way brotha, from Chicago, who seeks to redirect the current perspective of soul by offering a unique vocal style over a fresh musical landscape. Unlike most of his urban contemporaries, Niari avoids the use of flavor of the month samples, washed up break beats and tin can sounding keyboard riffs, instead diggin’ deep into the antiquated dust-laden crates of vintage vinyl and employing bits and pieces of classic jazz and soul compositions and reimagining them in warm, original surroundings creating a sonic collage of flavors that evoke the romantic sensibilities and social responsibilities of the hip hop generation. Achieving a rare measure of lyrical depth, Niari represents a new breed of classic singer-songwriter, exploring a musical passion born out of personal experiences and metaphysical contemplation.
Mining musical treasures out of rugged terrain is no easy task, but Niari has managed to discover soul in the most unlikely places. Continuously at work mastering his craft, Niari’s talent will inevitably cause a resounding impact on the current music scene.
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