First Listen: All "Eyes" are on Candi Staton and Shibashi

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    (October 18, 2021) Newcomer Shibashi has teamed up with the legendary Candi Staton for an authentically appealing new dance number, “Open My Eyes.” The distinguished vocalist injects just the right blend of attitude and understatement on the anthem of self-worth and resilience, while Shibashi’s production melds ‘90s-inspired rhythms with soulful keyboard melodies.

    Having traversed fields of R&B, gospel, and disco seamlessly over the past five decades, Staton is in her element delivering the empowering lines of “Open My Eyes” with her trademark conviction.

    It’s a promising introduction to Shibashi, and one can only hope a preview of more of what’s to come from a singer whom we’d all love to hear from more frequently. Open your ears to this noteworthy collaboration below and let us know how it moves you!

    by Justin Kantor

    (October 18, 2021) Newcomer Shibashi has teamed up with the legendary Candi Staton for an authentically appealing new dance number, “Open My Eyes.” The distinguished vocalist injects just the right blend of attitude and understatement on the anthem of self-worth and resilience, while Shibashi’s production melds ‘90s-inspired rhythms with soulful keyboard melodies.

    Having traversed fields of R&B, gospel, and disco seamlessly over the past five decades, Staton is in her element delivering the empowering lines of “Open My Eyes” with her trademark conviction.

    It’s a promising introduction to Shibashi, and one can only hope a preview of more of what’s to come from a singer whom we’d all love to hear from more frequently. Open your ears to this noteworthy collaboration below and let us know how it moves you!

    by Justin Kantor

    Shibashi feat. Candi Staton
    "Open My Eyes"