First Listen: Tanya Nolan scores again with sexy "Like Water"

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    (May 11, 2024) With summer just a month away (already!) we can use a smooth slow jam for those upcoming warm and hot days as well as sultry nights. Galveston, Texas native Tanya Nolan brings us her new single that could contribute to the summertime soundtrack, “Like Water”.

    As on her previous R&B hit, “Pace Yourself,” Tanya teams up with soul vet Raheem DeVaughn in the songwriting department for “Like Water.” The tune starts with the chorus with Ms. Nolan telling her lover, “don’t let mama wait too long…” while giving the legendary Sade a shout out. The musical flow is soft, smooth and slow with a lush string arrangement as well as well-placed rain sounds – a Quiet Storm groove meets ASMR.   Tanya’s voice is sweet and supple, nice and light, without “over-souling.”  The backing vocals support Ms. Nolan’s lead nicely.

    (May 11, 2024) With summer just a month away (already!) we can use a smooth slow jam for those upcoming warm and hot days as well as sultry nights. Galveston, Texas native Tanya Nolan brings us her new single that could contribute to the summertime soundtrack, “Like Water”.

    As on her previous R&B hit, “Pace Yourself,” Tanya teams up with soul vet Raheem DeVaughn in the songwriting department for “Like Water.” The tune starts with the chorus with Ms. Nolan telling her lover, “don’t let mama wait too long…” while giving the legendary Sade a shout out. The musical flow is soft, smooth and slow with a lush string arrangement as well as well-placed rain sounds – a Quiet Storm groove meets ASMR.   Tanya’s voice is sweet and supple, nice and light, without “over-souling.”  The backing vocals support Ms. Nolan’s lead nicely.

    “Like Water” flows like a calm river or ocean waves on a warm day or cool evening. Kudos to Tanya for bringing  a melodic groove in time for the post-Memorial Day season. Well done. 

    By Kevin Goins

    Tanya Nolan - "Like Water"

    Follow Tanya Nolan on social media at @iamtanyanolan