First Listen: Hil St. Soul and Regi Myrix live "One Life"

(January 24, 2020) Two decades into a career built upon a solid string of soulful LP’s, vocalist/songwriter Hilary Mwelwa, professionally known as Hil St. Soul, continues to entice with feel-good tunes inviting audiences to naturally groove along and lose themselves in the vibe. Mwelwa’s winning streak started in 1999 as part of a duo with producer Victor Redwood-Sawyer, who embodied her breezy R&B melodies with a classic, funky swagger. Defining cuts like “Strictly a Vibe Thang,” “Nostalgia,” and “All That (+ Bag O’Chips)” paved the way for British soul acts of the twenty-first century making waves in America.

(January 24, 2020) Two decades into a career built upon a solid string of soulful LP’s, vocalist/songwriter Hilary Mwelwa, professionally known as Hil St. Soul, continues to entice with feel-good tunes inviting audiences to naturally groove along and lose themselves in the vibe. Mwelwa’s winning streak started in 1999 as part of a duo with producer Victor Redwood-Sawyer, who embodied her breezy R&B melodies with a classic, funky swagger. Defining cuts like “Strictly a Vibe Thang,” “Nostalgia,” and “All That (+ Bag O’Chips)” paved the way for British soul acts of the twenty-first century making waves in America.

“One Life,” Hil St. Soul’s newest single, produced by Regi Myrix, is a refreshingly optimistic jam blending a melodic old-school mindset with a modern rhythmic slant which accents Mwelwa’s mellow vocal treatment with a fittingly understated groove. Evoking a bit of a Mary J. Blige influence, she delivers the joy-filled choruses with an easy conviction that should encourage steppers and casual listeners alike to “forget about worries…dance ’til the morning light…and get lost in the music.”  Take a listen below and let us know how “One Life” hits you!

by Justin Kantor

Hil St. Soul - "One Life"

 

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