Meet IMAN, London based singer-songwriter and while you might not recognise the name, you've no doubt heard some of her work - having already achieved multi-platinum status by virtue of her pristine songwriting for international acts. It's clear she's no rookie, and latest track Get The Feeling proves that as a statement of her independence in the industry. Weaving together tastes of R&B, Electro Pop and Soul, her voice embodies a distinctive tone reminiscent of icons of the genre and she dances her silky tones across the timeless upbeat instrumental.
Ripe with emotion and a pensive honesty, the lyrics address the moment in which she understood her creative capability, and is an ode to her mentor who helped her understand her true potential.
To give us further insight into her creative aperture, IMAN has shared 5 songs that inspire her music:
Lauryn Hill - Ex-Factor
My all time favourite record! So raw, emotive, authentic, emotive, just deliciously beautiful. The ad-libs and guitar on this track are everything. Don’t get me started on that first chord, gets me every time.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - By The Way
Really there are so many of their songs that I love but this one comes to mind.
Kendrick Lamar - Backseat Freestyle
As the name suggests feels like it was actually recorded like that!
Whitney Houston - Run to you
Luniz - I Got 5 On It
Still sounds dope and fresh to death!