Essentials: “Ordinary Love” – Yianna

Penning “Ordinary Love” in a bedroom in East Harlem, songstress Yianna says that the track represents the “first time since I had started making music that I had full creative control over everything I was doing.” Yianna’s rich, smoky voice drips with dreamy sensuality, sweeping from a robust lower range to a breathless falsetto that makes you feel like you’re in on a secret. Her sound is evocative of singer-songwriters Jill ScottAmos Lee, Joss Stone, James Morrison, and even Ariana Grande. “Ordinary Love” is sweetly romantic—the words feel honest and lived-in, like something I could envision myself saying to someone else. It’s a strong introduction to Yianna, and I look forward to hearing what she creates next.

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