The Cab Ride Home
LaMeisha delivers a phenomenal vocal performance in her slow sultry track "Drowning," harmonizing with herself cleanly and generating a vivid late-night taxi-ride-home sort of sound, singing sorrowfully about the feelings of being totally overwhelmed by love. Her sound reminds me a little of Samantha Gongol from Philly duo Marion Hill, and the minimalistic 808 beats tick-tick-ticking underneath her draw a few further parallels. The song's production, however, could use a little more work. There seems to be something slightly dissonant about the kick drum and the lows, creating a hollow emptiness where there should be warm bass. It draws attention to the occasional moments where her vocals slip or fall a little flat. I think if this song was given another pass over and a little production help, it could easily get LaMeisha some national notoriety. When playing in the genre of Future R&B, however, you simply have to be 100% airtight.
"Drowning" would be an excellent theme song for a late night on too many benzos
The most impressive instrumental/vocal performance in this recording is LaMeisha's vocals