She is a girl with a big dream, a dream to reach millions of masses through her delicious voice and influence the world through her genre-defying music. Her creative vision is staggeringly broad as she seamlessly blends the lines between styles as diverse as Indie Pop, R&B, and even Hip-hop. She does consider herself a rapper or singer as she is not afraid to push through boundaries and experiment to see what comes of it and to be different. She is an artist whose sound is not only unique, but her expression is likewise. She hails from Chicago and is on the way to a very fulfilling career and if her latest track “What Is Love” is any indication, Hastings is most definitely the artist you might want to keep track of! The track is a gem and she allowed herself to be vulnerable through her compelling and passionate performance tearing up the words in poetically lyrical fashion and placing them on the perfectly weighted blend of the rhythmic instrumentations. Her mellifluous vocals observe the balance between moments of calmness and charged-up moments of intensity that the track adapts.
The title displays perfectly the theme of the song which is an emotionally honest enigma since even most of us at some point have struggled to understand what love is. Why do we have to be heartbroken and why the people we love don’t love us back in the same way. Exquisitely opening with the oscillation of the piano that is refreshingly calming before offering her pure voice utilizing her wide vocal range proficiently to match the incoming swerve of the percussive drums and the viscerally gripping bass; influencing the track in multiple elements, she operates rhythmically singing candidly and effortlessly rapping in poetically lyrical fashion, her powerful words conjuring up mental images in a listener’s mind of her heartfelt words. Vocally, Hastings seems versatile and matches up the energy of the sonic space – giving significant weight that belies a sense of melancholy on the rise.
Her lyrical wit and intimate vocal delivery surmise this careful composition that is in direct service of lyrics with immensely resonant qualities, drawing listeners into a state of emotional honesty in an attempt to find the answer to what love is! This track stands to resonate with anyone who can open themselves up to its potent meaning. The sheer power and stylistic impact of this track and how it has been molded to convey the song’s genuine meaning should find a warm welcome among any fan of thoughtfully wrought and entirely original Hip-hop. “What Is Love” is available on all platforms, make sure to stream, save to your playlist and favorite it while sharing the track with the world to find out what love truly is!