Tika Simone, better known by the mononym TiKA, shared her amazing rendition of the Prince classic “I Would Fie 4 U.” She took it in a very different direction, and it definitely works!
Her music has been informed by her bouts with serious depression. Via SoCan:
“Music was the vehicle for learning how to describe my trauma, dissociation, depression and overall mental illness,” she explains. “I find it less embarrassing to sing about my pain in a language that everyone can understand, versus being misunderstood in regular conversation.”
That cathartic process is “free-flow” for Simone, who also meditates when she records. As a result, her melodies often manifest as airy and light, emanating a positive sensibility. She doesn’t shy away from her heavy experience, but delivers it with levity, soothing listeners like a much-needed balm in a sometimes overwhelming world.
If you were feeling that, check out he video for “Sideways.”
Image: YouTube / TiKA