Smooth and well-produced alternative R&B soul stylings. Sometimes touching on Tracy Chapman vocals, Kina sings love songs — the happy kind, the sad kind. Moving from uplifting Gospel choruses to slow blues beat. The mellower songs seem to be the weakest on the album, as the strength kicks in when the band starts to rock out. There is an element of predictability to the songs, but that doesn’t mean they don’t get you moving. Sometimes you just gotta go with the rhythm.
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