First Listen: Lyfe Jennings and Amina Buddafly craft a “Flawless Diamond”

(August 23, 2021) Lyfe Jennings always stands for the truth, and has a profound way of expressing lessons learned that transform into must-hear musical art.  For his unwavering stance, one will either cheer him or jeer him.  However, that never made any difference for Jennings, who served prison time for a decade, before introducing himself at the Apollo - once he broke through the boos - with jaw dropping performances with just an acoustic guitar. 

With a decade of music behind him, he released his major label debut on Columbia Records in 2004, 268-192.  Ever since, SoulTrackers have appreciated this Toledo, Ohio singer/songwriter/musician for his gripping storylines ranging from “Statistics,” listing the unfortunate clues behind relationship traps, to “Must Be Nice,” in accepting a lover, flaws and all.

(August 23, 2021) Lyfe Jennings always stands for the truth, and has a profound way of expressing lessons learned that transform into must-hear musical art.  For his unwavering stance, one will either cheer him or jeer him.  However, that never made any difference for Jennings, who served prison time for a decade, before introducing himself at the Apollo - once he broke through the boos - with jaw dropping performances with just an acoustic guitar. 

With a decade of music behind him, he released his major label debut on Columbia Records in 2004, 268-192.  Ever since, SoulTrackers have appreciated this Toledo, Ohio singer/songwriter/musician for his gripping storylines ranging from “Statistics,” listing the unfortunate clues behind relationship traps, to “Must Be Nice,” in accepting a lover, flaws and all.

It was two years ago that Jennings released the disc 777, and he now has a follow up to “What,” entitled “Flawless Diamond.”  The shimmering keyboards anchored by a soft R&B groove capture the intent of the maturing process behind relationships.  Jennings further explains: “I made this song because no ‘flawless diamond’ ever came out the mine flawless; it had to be chiseled into the desired shape.” What makes this track genuinely flow are Jennings and Amina Buddafly’s voices blending in a two-as-one mentality. While waiting for a new full-length project from Jennings, “Flawless Diamond” absolutely satisfies the soul – reflecting that shiny diamond through his trademark insight.  Check it out!

By Peggy Oliver

 

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