Corvaa – Zipper
Corvaa’s daring debut anthems are as bold as her looks. The beat picks you up and launches you straight into the club with no looking back, as every tune will keep you dancing until the sunrise. You can feel that her music comes from the soul, and her determined personality becomes evident through the defiant lyrics. As a self-made woman, who has built her musical career from the ground up, you can see her stand proud behind the image she has created for herself. Despite the changes in tone through out her music, and the chameleon-like vocals, the gritty New York streets are ever present through out her range. Before you listen to these tracks, stop and turn the volume right up.
In & Out of Love is the debut single, and the best place to start to get a taster of what is to come. A club-filler in the making, this song will get anyone on his or her feet. The heartfelt opening lyrics allow you a glimpse into the reach of Corvaa’s vocal range, strengthened in the build up and the intense satisfaction of the beat drop. The rest of the song is so charged with energy, you feel immediately transported to the downtown clubbing scene, that familiar euphoria sweeping over you that only comes with dancing like crazy in a dark and sweaty club, the strobe lights flashing around you.
Then comes Feisty, and Corvaa brings the hip-hop in her out to play. The opening rap is a clear “address to all the haters,” a dare to challengers of her musical prowess. But in the end, does she really care what you think? The defiance in the lyrics of the softer tones of the chorus would suggest no, she doesn’t care whether you love it or hate it, she’ll always do things her way. It’s a bold statement aligned with an impressive determination to be number one.
In more recent months we have tracks such as AA, where the difference in tone is palpable. We see a much softer side of her persona, releasing the full potential and range of her voice. The lyrical build up to the much fuller beat is somewhat reminiscent of singers such as Cascada; Corvaa shows a similar ability to shoot emotion into the dance anthems that her listeners are looking for. The lyrics quickly clear up the elusive title of AA, although we can’t help wondering whether a deeper meaning may lie elsewhere. No matter, most listeners will have no difficulty relating to its message; alcohol has a special place in the hearts of most partygoers. And then in Zipper, Corvaa draws on some deep house beats that will have you bopping along from the start. Catchy from the offset, this club tune entwines confidence with playfulness, successfully demonstrating some development and maturity over the last couple of years.
All of these tracks have one thing in common: they contain that irresistible urge to get up on the dance floor and lose yourself. But, Corvaa manages to maintain her impressive chameleon role, revealed in the ever-changing scope of her music. Which way she’ll turn next, we could never tell. But she certainly won’t be afraid of the challenge.
Review by Lottie Christina