Breathing new life into soulful R&B with unforgettable charm and a pair of enlightened minds, Chicago duo, Demetrius N Vince, have released their debut album, ‘Americana Soul’. The opener and title track, “Americana Soul”, adds a twist to a classic that showcases lyrical resistance to the system with palpable conviction. The second track, “Slave”, is a lyrically potent explosion of thoughts from a past life that has once run through the minds of the duo which have been reversed through experience and transferred into a raw track that challenges stagnant minds to overcome a life of the mundane.
“Ruby” is the third track which is a sentimental outpour of devotion and love that is lyrically romantic and irresistibly magnetic. The fourth track, “Good Soul”, showcases Demetrius N Vince breaking free from behind cloaks of silence and utter calamity to embrace their imperfections and acknowledge that they are simply flawed human beings. “Fred Hampton” is the fifth track that serves as a dedication to the American Activist that brought a variety of individuals together and organized young African-Americans for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in their hometown as the Chicago duo reflects upon how they can create change and influence as such.
The sixth track, “Daisy’s Prayer Room”, is a reflective journey into moments of their past and the death of Mother, Daisy, that has led the duo to collect wisdom far beyond their time. “Chicago” is the seventh track that serves as a lyrical scope into the reality of the streets throughout Chi-town and what is happening behind closed doors that aren’t being brought to the surface to absorb. The ninth track, “Different”, shifts the trajectory into a melodious ode to overcoming society’s judgments and remaining true to yourself through it all without passing judgment of others choices and lifestyle.
Closing out with “How Bout That”, the duo reminds listeners that even the most tortured minds carry the free will to select a life of serenity given enough conscious attention and circumspection. On the flip side, Demetrius N Vince deliver “Naked” acoustic versions of each track that showcase the intimacy and raw emotion that was injected into the creation of ‘Americana Soul’
‘Americana Soul’ is an album that is written with pure pain and transparency. If you’re a fan of R&B artists that channel their emotions into their music such as Alicia Keys, Maxwell, Talib Kweli and The Roots, then keep an eye out for Demetrius N Vince.