WE REVIEW THE LATEST SINGLE FROM LI SCOTT – LISTEN
Li Scott’s single “Listen” serves its audience a delicious slice of her 90s R&B and afrobeat infused sound.
Taking the playful and upbeat style of reggae and afrobeat music and merging it with smooth flowing, melodious R&B Li Scott has a sound that is simultaneously spirited and sensual. Perky piano chords make up the rhythmic backbone of “Listen”, but it’s Scott’s dynamic vocals that propel the track forwards.
Scott’s lyrics detail frustrations with a lazy romantic partner, something many have unfortunately experienced at least once. Despite this vulnerability Scott maintains her exuberant strength by throwing in mischievous digs and witty commentary. Thus, she saves the track from becoming a spiteful breakup song.
Chameleon-like in her talent, Scott effortlessly transitions between singing and rapping. Each time she maintains her seductive and mellifluous vocal tone.
Free-spirited, devilish and flirtatious are all words that emulate from this single. “Listen” is the kind of song where the artists personality shines through the music and charms its listener, offering us a tantalising hint into what is to come in her forthcoming album.