I taught you how to dream by Leanna Oki: Review
It’s early morning, and there’s a warm cup of joe keeping me company. I turn on Spotify and play ‘I taught you how to dream’ by Leanna Oki, and immediately my day feels better. Upon the first listen, Leanna’s voice is charming and moody. The track she composed feels like the perfect amalgamation of lofi, and late-night-pop. I’m not sure if the latter is an actual genre, but if you listened to his number deep into the night, well, let’s just say you’ll thank me.
The entire song is filled with sensational beat sequences and vibing synths, on which Leanna’s voice shines through. The chorus is filled with background vocals and resonates with the song’s energy quite well.
Leanna Oki, a promising new singer-songwriter, has been highlighted in media outlets across Canada. “I taught you how to dream” is Leanna’s sixth independently released song, and it’s a melancholy pop and R&B number that recounts another tale of grief and recovery. Leanna’s distinctive powerful sound is conveyed in this tune via reverberating percussion and a plethora of voice stacks, making for a very moving and uplifting experience. The independent singer combines electro-pop and R&B’s deep sound to convey the depths of her emotions. Leanna has more releases planned for this year, all of which will feature songs she has written herself. With this news, I’m quite excited to hear what she has planned to compose and share with everyone.
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Photo credits: Victor Yu
Review by: Damien Reid