We’re ditching our meditation app and instead playing Ottawa-based artist Akeem Oh during our nirvana (attempts) sessions. The Ottawa-based artist arrives to our ears and weekend with a new gorgeous single “School Girl,” a gracefully built indie pop piece that is weaved with folk strings and intimate ambience where he explores one’s beauty during the most trying times. The track has a sedative effect on you, serving as a therapeutic melody where you can sort your thoughts:
On the inspirations behind the track, Akeem explained: “There is beauty in one’s vulnerable moments, and within simplicity there can still be complexity. The subject of the song faces obstacles along the way, trying to stay afloat. She doesn’t see how special she is quite yet, but everyone around her sees her as the person she wishes to be, and the beauty she holds. ‘When it’s not enough, she magnifies’ – when something’s not good enough, she works hard to make them greater.”
Akeem is an American-Canadian artist who has been making waves for his latest single “Winter Crush,” which was listed as ‘Top 3 New Ontario Songs You Need To Hear’ by CBC. Set to release more music, make sure to keep him under your watch.