As smooth as melted chocolate rolling over your tongue, Sariyah Idan‘s single “Darkness” is a masterful blend of the sultry and the serious.
With each note Idan brings to life her special blend of jazz, folk, and hip hop. Raised in New York and now based in Los Angeles and Berlin, Idan is a mesmerizing storyteller and a hypnotic musician.
“I offer it now in hopes that it can lift up others, or at least move them through.”Sariyah Idan
Her music creates an elegant tapestry that brings to mind exotic lands, warm nights, and lush drinks. But it is in her lyrics that she brings to life the inner most thoughts and feelings that we all have at one time or another.
“Darkness” is a superb example of her talents as both a musician and a lyricist. Idan says that the song “is a kind of prayer I wrote one morning to take me out of a dark place. I offer it now in hopes that it can lift up others, or at least move them through.”
And it is indeed hard not to sway with the sensual rhythm of the track, to be drawn in and captivated by each and every note. This track is soothing, comforting, and, oddly for a slow song, energizing. Not energizing in the get up and go work out kind of way, but rather that you feel a flow of energy from the music that makes it feel like you can tackle a rough day; that you can make it through and overcome what ever comes your way.
Or perhaps Idan said it best, “Music can be medicine….”
If you enjoy “Darkness” consider checking out Idan’s Indiegogo page where she is currently raising funds to support her upcoming debut album Breaking Shadows. The album will be an independent production by Idan in Berlin and Portugal.
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