Badu and Jill
Scott there's a new
gal on the block making a bid for your thrones. The neo soul arena
has not been lacking soul singers in the form of the lovely ladies - Jill,
are a few who's have seen to that but then there's always new blood isn't
there, a new voice that's beckoning on the horizon.
That new voice belongs to Conya
Doss. The free spirited
'neo soul' singer (if you wanna classify her as that) that is turning everyone's head
in the industry. The Cleveland Ohio native is no 'overnight sensation'
either, she's been singing since the age of 5 and have worked with the likes
of Musiq Soulchild,
and Gerald Levert. Speaking of
Levert, the label which her album is released on Nu
Mecca is the label of
Gerald's long-time songwriting partner Edwin
whose serves as president and Chief Executive Officer.
The album is
a perfect fit into the neo soul movement with 12 classic gems to
quench your thirst.
The lead off single is 'Coffee'
- a delicious slice of soul music giving you all the traits of
organic and neo soul combined. Strings, horns and a soothing bass
are all part of the production that works very well indeed. 'Smile',
and 'All because of
you' are just as
tasty for a very mellow relaxing mood and her rework of the Norman
Connors classic 'You
are my Starship'
is a very nice updated take
of the original, not straying to much from the 70's classic but yet
giving it her own identity at the same time in a word -
Other notables include the
Really Hurt Me'
track 'Give me your
love' as the
Not Love' and 'Heaven',
a duet with newcomer Zero. The album
is a hit from start to finish with not a miss in sight (reminds me
of Jill Scott's debut - you won't be disappointed). A great album here
indeed and a TY-D
Pick through and though.
Listen to Conya
Doss - 'Coffee'
Listen to Conya
Doss - 'You
really hurt me'