Here’s something silky for all you music lovers on this dreary Monday: “Cryptic Love” by iyamah.
Arriving at your ear canals by way of the United Kingdom, “Cryptic Love” is a smooth Soul track that finds iyamah musing on the pitfalls of love. “It’s in your eyes, no need to speak. You fooled me twice, so shame on me” she all but screams at the beginning of the song. “Cryptic Love” is as beautiful as it is honest, and sees iyamah opening herself up to her listeners completely, a bold move for a debut single.
What’s most striking about “Cryptic Love,” however, isn’t the subject matter, but rather iyamah’s cadence. Throughout the track, iyamah plays with her voice, upping the volume, burying herself down or lengthening notes as she sees fit. It gives the song a remarkable feeling of fluidity and passion, making you feel as though she really went through everything she sings.
Though “Cryptic Love” is only her debut single, it’s safe to say iyamah is a talent to watch. With an exciting delivery and lyrics to match, there’s no reason she can’t become a household name in a few years time.
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