India.Arie will definitely be receiving a Grammy or two for her album “Testimony: Vol.1, Life & Relationship.” The CD was released by Motown Records in June. Arie’s CD is filled with songs and poems about life and the relationships one has through life.
The single from the album “I am not my hair” featuring Akon was released in November of last year.
The single gave listeners and fans a look into who India.Arie is. For some it answered our questions into why Arie decided to cut her locks.
In the African American community one of the hot topics discussed is hair. Good hair, bad hair, nappy hair, black hair. This song speaks to what those of African decent deal with regarding their hair. In this song Arie explains that it matters who you are inside not what’s on your head.
The tracks from “Testimony: Vol.1, Life & Relationship” are beautiful poems to the ear. Like the other albums released by the 30-year-old songwriter-singer, and guitar player this one is headed for success as well. What does the future hold for India.Arie? I see nothing but success, Aries “Acoustic Soul” debut in 2001 and her second CD “Voyage to India,” as well as “Testimony: Vol. 1, Life & Relationship” have shown fan and listeners India.
I must admit the first time I listened to the India.Arie CD, I only listened to one song I am not my hair I loved the song when it came out as a single. The single is the reason why I went to target the first day the CD came out. I got the CD to listen to one song, so that’s what I did.
The second week I decided to listen to “Testimony:Vol. 1, Life & Relationship,” again but this time I would really listen to it. I listened to the whole CD from start to finish and couldn’t get enough. I thought to myself why didn’t I do this sooner.
The tracks all have a message that India.Arie is trying to convey with her music. Some of my favorite tracks are “I Am Not My Hair,” “Private Party,” “Better People,” can I just pick all of them. I like the whole CD, again all of the songs have a positive messages.
Some songs make you want to just get up in dance like “Wings of Forgiveness,” and “Better People.” The track “I Choose” is about basically choosing what your going to do with your life. It’s the song that gets you out of bed and gives a person hope that everything will be okay, cause everything is in your hands.
India.Arie’s CD “Testimony: Vol.1, Life & Relationship,” became a number one album when it released. The first solo female artist to have a number one album from Motown was Diana Ross with her album “Lady Sings the Blues.” Ross’s album received number one album 33 years ago, now India.Arie is making history with “Testimony: Vol.1, Life & Relationship.” So go buy a piece of history.