imbi the girl’s music comes from a place of pure and unfiltered honesty as they bring a deeply resonant poetic aura to their music. back then is a gorgeous body of work, with beautiful textured production that adds colour and true personality to the project.
Their influence ranges from rappers like Noname to beat poets like Allen Ginsberg. It’s clear through the spoken-word and playful flow they exercise throughout the 6 track project. It starts with “i used to,” a personal and honest opening track featuring talented singer and rapper SUPEREGO. The playful guitar melodies and sung vocals throughout make for an upbeat and engaging track. “young thoughts (interlude)” is an introspective track where imbi the girl shares some insightful and funny thoughts. “I’m lactose intolerant but someone once told me I resemble Swiss cheese. Coexisting as holy and full of holes” is the lyric that sprung out to me, a beautiful metaphor for the imperfections of their life and personality, as they try and grow as a human being. “peaches and scream” featuring Genesis Owusu is my favourite track on the album, with stunning layered production, with guitar leads and incredibly beautiful synths throughout that bring this meditative energy, which is complemented by imbi the girl’s stunning vocal delivery throughout. “our room,” “what we pass” and “safe t.v.” are stellar tracks about love, sexuality and growth, as they are able to bring such a relatable energy to their music. Instrumentally it’s a colourful, almost cartoony project that really brings honest and introspective energy to the world. Imbi the girl really excelled on a project that showcases their talents through intricate songwriting and personal lyricism that makes them so relatable and likeable. It’s a great project that deserves all the support in the world!
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