Teen singer Yemi Marie makes her album debut with 12/11/12, which was inspired by the 16-year-old Chicago native’s goal of finishing her first album at the age of 15. The disc, which boasts a blend of mature vocalized R&B along with a youthful, upbeat hip-hop-infused style, is poised to launch Yemi Marie into the hearts of music lovers of all ages while setting her apart from her peers. Listeners have many favorites to choose from.
On her first music video and single, “Draw the Line,” Yemi draws it down by offering a unique perspective of a strong independent young woman who sets herself apart by encouraging listeners to make positive decisions. On “Old Fashioned Love,” she offers a lyrical ballad that shares the endearing magic of a special relationship. “Sunny Day” is a fresh, throbbing beat with an uplifting lyrical melody. Yemi Marie’s music is not solely an urban sound, but a blend of rhythmic soul melded from various genres of musical influence.
In scope and composition, Yemi Marie’s sassy 12/11/12 debut is engaging while offering enormous talent and the promise of a stellar career.