The singer and songwriter of contemporary rhythm 'n' blues known as Soundwave has released his latest single track, “9 Lives.” The song has been proudly published on the Emmaculate Entertainment independent music label without interference or financial support from the corporate music industry. Slick, smooth, and endlessly stylish, “9 Lives” stands as proof that Soundwave has a niche carved out for him in today's thriving R-'n'-B underground music scene.
Soundwave cites as main artistic influences such staple legends of the genre as Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Usher, and K-Ci and JoJo. Outside the R-'n'-B category, he makes mention of Common, the Roots, Flyleaf, Childish Gambino, Blackstar, Switchfoot, and Linkin Park.
From this varied list of favorites, Soundwave's music is most similar to the songwriting of Boyz II Men and K-Ci and JoJo, yet still his own style and tone are too fresh and new for such comparisons to be significant. His vocals on '9 Lives' are the main attraction, though clever lyrics and an unstoppably classy keyboard accompaniment round out the song's mood, the entire track being founded on a heart-thumping back beat which provides deep and satisfying groove.
Speaking of his start in music, Soundwave writes, “Growing up, church was every Sunday and Wednesday night for me. I was naturally drawn to the choir. It was to hard to sit and watch. In high school I was in choir, and after graduation everything changed when I was introduced to music by Blackstar. My friends and I really got into beats and the culture. I've been lost in hip-hop ever since and don't plan on finding a way out anytime soon.”
Soundwave's aforementioned lyrical prowess means that his songs are infused with urban poetry. Each line is deliberate and finely crafted.
Asked to comment on the themes explored in “9 Lives,” Soundwave writes, “Mostly I want people to understand who I am and where I've been. This song and the others on the EP 'Exist 60' deal with separation from love, finding the strength to move on, and also embracing your past.”
“9 Lives” by Soundwave is available online worldwide.
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