Evocative soulstress Ina Shai debuted her new single, What Is, earlier today. It shows a high level of creative skill. This production seamlessly switches from soft and sultry R&B to a powerful, soaring section. I particularly like the chorus, as it features a layered gospel choral backing. Synths, electronic drums, and a more organic sax solo blend well with the vocals.
About the track, Ina says: ”What Is was inspired by a deep, one-of-a-kind soulmate love. It talks about the beauty and intricacy of love as it leaves us wondering: »how do we know this is the real thing? This song means a lot to me as I’ve written it whilst still in a relationship and now it sort of represents my goodbye to the person I was and everything I thought I knew about love. I think that showing love to yourself is the most important thing as only then we can truly love everyone around us.”
It’s likely that many of you will listen to What Is often. Filled with emotional eloquence, celestial riffs, depth and dynamic, the track rises like the ebb and flow of the tide, laid back yet ever-evolving.