Rosina B. Solomon
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Aretha Franklin once said "R&B is not a fad. It's based on emotion and truth. It's a conversation," and her statement is alive and well on Toronto artist, Rosina B. Solomon's debut EP.
Aptly named, 'Intro', and completed over a period of three years, the EP is filled with calming tones, warm beats, and self-reflective, uplifting vocals.
There are plenty of musical hooks, like the shining synth line in "Jaded", but Rosina's warming and vulnerable voice is at the forefront.
The production is also quite varied, giving the illusion that Rosina is singing the song directly at you in a darkened room.
Listening to the Intro EP from start to finish puts the listener in an almost trance-like state, leaving them to contemplate the introspective feelings of forgiveness on "Broke Yours", sincerity on "By My Side", and empowerment on "I Need (Fulfillment)".
Many of the songs are also about love, as with a classic R&B project, but Rosina has a way of making each track seem relatable.
The lead single "Kick It" for example has an irresistible soul backdrop that will make you nostalgic for the '90s.
There will also be a "Kick It" music video in the coming weeks.
Many of Rosina's songs come from her personal experience, but really, her music is all about capturing a moment in time.
And many of the alluring melodies guide these moments.
"I feel like in general, I appreciate a good melody above all—that’s the catchy thing that will be stuck in your head, so the melody is King," Rosina says. "It’s what most people will cling to. That being said, why waste a good song with subpar lyrics if you have the ability to craft it better?"
About Rosina B. Solomon
Rosina B. Solomon is a Canadian-Ethiopian singer-songwriter based in Toronto.
She has been writing songs since she was 11-years-old, being inspired by watching MTV, MuchMoreMusic, and BET and listening to her parent's wide selection of CDs.
Though her sound is rooted in soul, Rosina is a fan of melodic rock music like Pearl Jam, Steely Dan, and Santana.
With her signature ad-libs, reflective songwriting, and eclectic blend of musical influences, she has cultivated her own sound.
Rosina's debut EP, Intro, provides listeners with warm mellow tones and subtle grooves, as well as uplifting, rhythmic beats.
The track "By My Side" was featured on CBC Radio's Marvin's Room.
Rosina is elated to start performing live again and connecting with her listeners.
Rosina B. Solomon's 'Intro' EP is available now to stream and cop via all major digital service providers