“Love Music” (preview)
Multi-talented Cali artist Maryann (The N-Crowd Entertainment) has already bestowed a new release upon her supporters. She enjoyed her previous feature so much, that she and producer N8 The Gr8 were kind enough to send over the single and video to The Illixer as well. The effort is titled “Love Music” and it will appear on Maryann’s sophomore project, Futuristic Always. The fresh single is a huge contrast to the previously posted “Nothing You Could Say.” It is a lot softer and more on the conventional side. N8 once again delivered on the beat. The production is good. It’s got a subtle trap style foundation, intimate musical ingredients, an unhurried tempo, and a seductive vibe. The hook is nice. The vocals are low key and enticing. The lyrics are clear cut. The verses are quality. Maryann brings her signature vocals to the table with grown and sexy content. She provides a definitive idea of what her and N8’s ‘bedroom trap style’ sound is all about. In the end, this was a gratifying single.
As was just mentioned, there is a video for this track too. N8 The Gr8 stepped into the role of director once again and Maryann handled the editing on the solo tip. The visual is shot in a gorgeous deep blue hue. Just like the color of the artwork for the song. There are occasionally glimpses of purple as well. The focus of the flick is Maryann being captured in lots of sensual flirty poses. She’s all glammed up and her likeness sometimes takes on a grey hue which makes for a stunning contrast against the blue & purple. To give the video even more of a pop there are some smooth tricks done with: angles, transitions, color, etc. Overall, this was a simple yet artistic vision.
**My Two Cents: I really enjoyed this song and video. The fact that it was so totally different than Maryann’s first submission is what sold me. It’s a great testament to her versatility and it provides a better understanding of her and N8’s brand. My only critique is that the vocals could have been made a little louder/clearer as they were slightly hard to understand at times. Otherwise, everything was on point. Especially the video, it turned out really pretty. If readers agree, they can find more with Maryann and N8 The Gr8 here. -MinM