HeIsTheArtist’s new EP “Dreaming in Emerald City” is nothing short of a masterpiece. Taking inspiration from classic Hollywood movies, the singer-songwriter brings together Neo-Soul with a contemporary twist to create an EP full of Broadway-style emotion. From the opening track “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows” to the closing “Brown Skin,” Heistheartist takes the listener on a journey of self-love and understanding.
HeIsTheArtist’s combination of covers and original pieces is simply stunning. His cover of “I Believe in You and Me”, which has already reached the UK iTunes R&B Top 10, is sure to move listeners with its heartfelt melody. Other standout pieces include the cover of Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” and the original song “Mi Amor”, which pays homage to his two influences and encourages empathy towards those with a desire for something better.
In the end, HeIsTheArtist has created a captivating EP that speaks to the soul, while remaining accessible to all audiences. What’s more, his decision to release the EP on the Islamic holiday of Ashura is further testament to the artist’s intention to spread love and positivity with his music. “Dreaming in Emerald City” is an EP that will stay with you long after you’ve heard it.