Author: Asia Smith
Dreamville has done it again. The songstress Ari Lennox is the newest addition to the team.
The singer/songwriter hails from Washington DC and has made her presence known with latest EP entitled Pho.
The project showcases the artists’ true talent across the 7 tracks.
She plays with a very jazzy feel on her tracks “Yuengling” and “Backseat.” Ari channels her inner Baduism on these tracks. When you get to her songs “Cold Outside” and “Backwood” you get these kinds of trap soul feels that work so well with her sultry voice that rolls along the track.
Each track has its own character that showcases who Ari Lennox is as an artist.
This was, in my opinion, the best ending to a project like this. It has to be one of my favorite tracks on the list. From the beat that starts out with horns and is soon joined by some percussion. This paired with her lyrics, just make for the perfect duo. She explores a little more sensual side with this track through her lyrics and the soul feels you get from her instrumentals.
She explores a little more sensual side with this track through her lyrics and the soul feels you get from her instrumentals.
The opening of this song is so kind of dreary, opening with organs and this like intense set of ad libs by Ari. When it starts, you just don’t know what is about to happen as the track progresses. There is a slight darkness about this song that pairs perfectly with her soft and slow drawn out vocals. “Pain wants me to let go, I’d be lying if I said no” the story that she is telling is relatable yet packs just the right amount of hurt.
As the song progresses she is telling a story of this internal battle that she is having about letting go of someone she doesn’t want to see go but she has to let them go. This song is so dedication worthy its crazy, this is the song you will be taking clips of lyrics from and sending them to your ex.
Each song has it’s very own story to tell that includes a bit of pain and a bit of sass with the perfect amount of sexiness.
I was so happy to find out Dreamville had signed a songstress. I knew it was only going to move forward for Ari once she made her debut with Cozz on “Backseat.” The track originally appeared on the collab project from Dreamville’s artist Revenge of the Dreamers II.
Ari is going to continue serenading our souls and blasting through our speakers, she has some damage to do while she is here and I am so here for it.