“Shenica Coleman” is a musician with a warmth and energy reminiscent of some of the greats. “Real O.G” presents listeners with a superbly well written, hip hop style track, with a touch of rap magic in there to really give it something melodically memorable.
To say that the song is well written is something of an understatement, it pays tribute to some of the best songwriting from the past few decades – the way in which the musician has structured the track, each melody, the arrangement of chords, and indeed each additional riff – it all works in unison to provide a complete and, as mentioned, genuinely warm and enjoyable piece of music. The artist’s leading vocal performance has the perfect tone and style to it for this particular setting, and the lyrics throughout have a simplistic yet original edge to them – the song feels all at once familiar and fresh, as if you’ve heard something similar, but never quite like this.
There’s a notable creativity to the production whereby the mind behind it all has played around with the structure and the sounds; there are a lot of different moments to catch, and the energy and sounds chosen around that leading concept, that hook, give it a lot of weight. There’s an intensity to the music, a dramatic sort of darkness, but as the hook comes into play there’s a glimpse of the mainstream music world in that it instantly feels familiar and easy to remember. You’d know the track again from any point throughout the mix, should you catch it at the start or half way through; there’s a very distinct style to the production and the vocal effects.
““Real O.G” is the perfect kind of track to turn up loud and wash away your concerns for a while. The story told is unique and unpredictable, though for the listener it’s whatever the mind may conjure up as the sounds emerge. As always, “Shenica Coleman” has the experience and skill to play for days and days and never let you down. It’s always refreshing to listen to, and a great reminder of the sheer level of musicianship and creative drive that can be found and embraced within the independent music world.