Charlotte rapper/singer Ivy Sole marks their first release since their highly acclaimed ‘SOUTHPAW’ EP in style through ‘Dangerous’, an appealing blend of R&B/soul featuring Kingsley Ibeneche which carries forth a significant groove for what acts as the first glimpse of what’s to come later in the year for their new album.
‘Dangerous’ effortlessly provides plenty of charisma through a swarming energy of smoothness in the instrumentation compiled, notably the bright guitar riffs and deepened partnership of bass and drums. These elements set the soulful foundations in place that ignites the lively and energetic melodies of both artists that exert plenty of emotion and passion with each and every note.
Accompanying the release is the intimate music video which sees Sole take centre stage and showcase the message of isolation and acceptance of oneself that is core to the lyricism. Sole explains this further by explaining that “The Dangerous video is my rememory of the process of embracing the shadows. The mirror, the altar, and the spotlight represent areas of my life that required me to internalise a deep acceptance for my wholeness as modelled through the radical love and care I received from my community of Black revolutionaries, Black queer people and Black healers.”