What’s up Warriors and today I’m going to be looking at a new song and new face to music and they are Karima Francis.
So a little background
Karima Francis is a critically acclaimed musician and songwriter hailing from the illuminated seaside resort of Blackpool. Known for her ability to blend haunting melodies with honest lyrics and an alluring ambience, Francis creates entirely captivating music, oozing with emotion and rooted in sentiment.
Taking her first steps into the music industry at only 13 years old, Francis relentlessly taught herself drums and before long progressed to the guitar and songwriting at age 18.
Seeking new inspiration and an escape from London life, Francis recognised her overwhelming sense to explore something new in Los Angeles. Selling some of her most beloved guitars and purchasing a ticket to the West Coast, she was finally able to soak up the laid-back Californian lifestyle and her music found a fresh perspective.
And this song has a good insight into it a well looking at the Homelessness within California if not the world as the stunning track narrates Los Angeles’ deepening homelessness crisis. On the surface, the City of Angels is a place of celebrities and million-dollar mansions, but scratch a bit deeper and you will find the devastating truth which is encompassing so many people’s lives.
So from listening to the song, It’s a soft and relaxing song with some simple but effective tone on the guitar and softly sung vocals giving this an eerie feeling as well.
For me, this ticks all the boxes as this is the music that I like listening to after a long day at work or if I’m not in the mood to “Rock it out” I usually go for City and Colour and I can see some influence within this song from that.
Also, the amount of drums on the track is also just right its not overdone giving the tone of that guitar to pierce your ears with the vocals.
Out of Five?
Out of five this song is a good one it’s relaxing, soft and eerie at the same time and will definitely be going in my playlist on my phone and for the journey to work.
I’m giving this a 3/5 Stars!
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