When we first thought up this here 'We Plug G.O.O.D Music' website & I was looking for GOOD MUSIC to share with you back in March, I came across this next feature... I heard the (GOOD) music BUT I didn't really listen & I was foolish for that BUT as they say, God works in mysterious ways & as fate would have it, I bumped into the G.O.O.D.N.E.S.S again a few weeks ago & I haven't stopped listening!
Who? or What am I going on about? Well it's 24-year old Nigeria native & California bred Songstress, Songwriter, Actress, Sociology Student, Fashion Muse & all round Soul Sista who claims to 'paint pictures without paint'... & it's that 'SOUL... LYRICAL... SUBSTANCE MUSIC' that we're on about!!! What is it that I always say? We're NOT bout the artistes on 'We Plug GOOD Music', it's strictly bout the music? Yeah that one... SO without further adieu, some of that GOOD Soul Food right after the jump!
That one's called 'Show You' & I really dunno where to start with this BUT the one thing I can say right away bout this record is that I love it! Production on this (by Tayo Wesey, The Produstar) is all kinds of GOOD, it gets me from the trumpets at the beginning & that inter-play with the kicking drums & the sultry vocals is just really really beautiful & the way she just lets it rip right smack @ the middle of the record is quite enjoyable, it's almost like she's saying 'You didn't see that coming, did ya?' lol!!! You know we're not one for comparisons on here BUT (on the higher notes) she reminds me of Mary J. Blige! So who is she then?
Her name is Ohdichi & she's quite frankly the BUSINESS! She's got me hooked for a minute now & I fear I cannot break free (lol). Funny thing is, the music is so damn good, I aint even tryna switch her off. SO I could stay here saying all these wonderful things about Ohdichi & the music she creates BUT in the somewhat appropriate words of Ms. Ohdichi herself, '... cos I could say a million things BUT I'mma show it', why don't I just 'show you' instead...
What you just heard is titled 'I Can Get By' & I dunno if it's just me but this record is so flippin engaging to me. For one, it's so gentle & you know how much I enjoy 'gentle', The Produstar (T-Wes) shines again on this record, BUT like, even the vocals are so soft! I like it, I like it... There's no frills, there's no gimmicks... It's jus straight 'this is me pouring my heart out on this record' (obviously NOT me but you catch my drift right?).
You can feel that pain or hardship, shall I say, of trying to get over someone, in this song & for us who've been through it OR are going through it, the realness of the song truly resonates! Well I know it does for me. Ohdichi's ability to capture that moment, that feeling of 'Aurgh! I need to get over you!!!' so rightly, in her lyrics... in her vocals? It's just beautiful. BUT jus so I know I'm not hearing different to you, what do you think???
We've got another record for you 2 vibe with right after the jump...
This one's called 'It's Time' & it's got Sinister Beats on the production & he delivers the apt onus upon which Ohdichi rides, on this sultry/sexy & yet soulful opus. 'Official Love-Makin Music' as she would call it (we love it!). We bumped into this record bout a week ago on NotJustOk and we cannot leave it alone. She's got us wishing she was singing to us and all sorts.
So are you feeling the G.O.O.D.N.E.S.S or am I just overly excited with this? You know I always fancy our lil discussions so let's get another one going yeah?... OK back to the music, shall we?
This was originally my favorite Ohdichi record, it's called 'Alright' & on this, she not only shows off her wider reaching song-writing skills BUT far too many singers get boxed into the somewhat cliched 'R&B love song singer' moniker & its refreshing to hear Ohdichi switch it up on this tune. It'd be really GOOD to hear an R&B/Soul album filled with a few different song topics because true say, there's more to life than boy meets girl... JUS SAYING!
Before I go though, I jus have to let you listen in on this next record...
It's another T-Wes produced gem titled 'Standing Still' and if I were arranging her album, this would be the last track! Not for nothing 2 imply that it's not as good as the rest of her songs BUT it just has that perfect feel to close out an L.P... It leaves you wanting more... It's such a BEAUTIFUL song to be honest. The way it's arranged... the lyrics (Did he really leave her @ his door step? That's tres deep!)... & that bit right @ 0.22 - 0.40 minutes right before the drums kick in & again circa 3.30 minutes = Magical Music!!! I can envision Ohdichi & a live band doing all kinds of G.O.O.D things to this record... I can envision Ohdichi & a live band doing all kinds of G.O.O.D things PERIOD!
OK I'm literally gonna stop talking now & jus let the music marinate your heart... your mind... your soul & make damn sure you leave your comments before you leave... We gotta show Ohdichi some love for the good music she's blessed us with!!!
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Until the Next Time...
#loveis OhDichi & we're sooo in love with 'love' x