With her powerful string of Gospel singles, Imani Shola has established herself as a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. Hailing from North London, Imani was raised in a musical family, surrounded by the sounds of jazz, soul, and gospel greats such as Aretha Franklin, Mary Mary, Nina Simone, and Norah Jones. With these influences, it's no wonder that Imani's music is imbued with the rich harmonies and soulful lyricism that sets her apart.
Imani's latest release, "Oxygen," is a stirring track that was inspired by a difficult period in the artist's life. When a year abroad in Paris turned sour due to homesickness, bullying, and ill health, Imani leaned on her faith to see her through. "'Oxygen' is a song about being hungry for more of God and knowing He is your everything," says Imani. "I learnt what it means to be fully reliant on faith and trust in God." The song's rich 6/8 time signature, call-and-response harmonies, and heartfelt lyrics are sure to touch the hearts of listeners, especially in these uncertain times of COVID-19, war, and economic crisis.
The track was produced by Jacob F, Essel, and features talented musicians Eric J. Aliss, Július Korbela, and others who honored Imani's Gospel inspirations. With "Oxygen," Imani reveals herself to be a rising artist with bundles of promise. If you're searching for hope and light, "Oxygen" is the perfect track to uplift you this winter.
Imani has already gained a buzz since her 2020 debut, with tracks such as "Author of My Life," "Gold (Job 23:10)," and "Real Love" racking up impressive numbers on music platforms. With her unique harmonies and authentic lyricism, Imani Shola is a rising star in the Gospel music scene, and we can't wait to see what 2023 has in store for this talented artist. Keep an eye out for her upcoming 2023 EP!