Vancouver R&B artist Bukola returns with another emotive and catchy dive into self-confidence filtered through two distinct styles meshed into one stellar package.
We enter “A Good Thing” with Bukola’s tender guitar picking as she both laments the end of a relationship and chides the one who lost her as someone who is sorely missing out. Before long, a driving beat, bass and wah-wah keys arrive and transport the listener to an entirely different kind of cool. Fans of TLC and Lauryn Hill will appreciate the sonics Bukola plays with here, as the song itself transforms from an acoustic ballad to a 90’s era R&B throwback and back with seamless ease.
The song itself is pleasing enough to the ear, but what rises above the impressions of its sound is the tender and confident tone of Bukola’s voice. She isn’t showing off here, but at no point is the strength that she possesses in her lungs lost on the listener. At times “A Good Thing” feels itself like an exercise in restraint, giving us just enough to linger on, and leaving us wanting more when Bukola inevitably ends things.
Be sure to check out “A Good Thing,” streaming everywhere now.
Written By Bobby Guard