I have an eclectic taste in music that ranges from old school Motown, R&B, Reggae, Soul, Jazz, and a deep appreciation from good sounds and lyrics from all genres and artists. Growing up in Georgia and California and living in Hawai’i definitely will expand your musical taste buds. People who know me a little better, or have taken a ride with me in my car know I’m also somewhat of a repeat offender when it comes to music. When I hear a song that I like, it’s almost as if I go through a sudden “honeymoon” phase with the lyrics and/or beat and listen to it on repeat until another song takes over. One might wonder how I ever discover a new song. Well, sometimes I might tune into the radio but honestly I tend to discover a song when I’m with my friends and their radio is going and I’m like “Whoa, whoa, what/who is this?” I recently had that ‘Whoa’ experience with a song entitled “Higher Than The Clouds” by singer/songwriter Anuhea.
The melody, lyrics, hook, and rhythm of this track instantly made me press the repeat button without hesitation and letting my mind run some place where the sands meet the stars and Anuhea‘s voice was leading me there. “Higher Than The Clouds” also made it into my playlist for putting on makeup, which may not sound like “all that jazz”, but that playlist at the moment only has names like Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Billie Holiday, India Arie (“Brown Skin” is one of my all time faves), Etta James, and now Anuhea. “Higher Than The Clouds”, at least for me is a tribute to blissful affection (and when the birds meet the bees) that is relatable to any man or woman who has ever met a person (or longed) for someone who changes our senses and sweep us off our feet. The reggae-tinged pop infusion adds to Anuhea’s natural ability to transcend the stage and take a crowd with her to a bon-fire on the beach for a jam session with her guitar. The song in three words is sexy, sensual, and bliss.
Even if you’re late on the bandwagon or already a full-fledged Anu-Hail-Her (like my friends who totally held my feet to the fire for being so late. And for the record I’ve heard of her name, it’s just up until that point I just hadn’t had the opportunity to hear her work until now; but one chorus into “Higher Than The Clouds” I certified myself as a fan, and I think you will too), check out Anuhea’s latest single “Higher Than The Clouds” on iTunes, as well as some of her other hits. Check out Anuhea get a crowd joining in the jam session with her very own remix of TLC’s classic “Waterfalls” and Nicki Minaj’s “Your Love” in the video below.