Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Chinua Hawk Leads A Beautifully Complicated Life
Chinua Hawk is a busy man. He's a singer, a songwriter, an entrepreneur and who knows what else. He's the kind of artist that has a million projects going all at once and when he’s not doing that, he's working with Wyclef Jean and Kanye West. Amongst that massive list of activity Chinua has managed to find time to record his own album entitled A Beautifully Complicated Life and it illustrates just what a dynamic singer, songwriter, and performer he is.
Taking a jazzy base and then layering R&B above it, Chinua Hawk's songs are as smooth as silk and he has the vocal chops that you'd expect to go along with it all. The guy can sing, and he's so good he could make Barry White blush at his ability to make the lady’s hearts melt. His version of "Careless Whisper," is total seduction, it's the kind of thing that candles, rose petals, and champagne were made for; it’s that good. A Beautifully Complicated Life is romantic and filled with so much passion it's almost uncontainable. Even Chinua's original material is moving stuff. The guy clearly knows how to write vocal jazz and R&B jams as if his heart depended on it. As an illustration of all of this A Beautifully Complicated Life is an impressive display of Chinua's vocal prowess, and songwriting ability.
It may not be Valentine’s Day, but this is the sort of thing that would be perfect for it. A Beautifully Complicated Life sets a mood and creates an atmosphere of love and no matter how complicated Chinua's life may be there always seems to be time for love. This is a mature (in more than one way) record that shows the passion and dedication Chinua Hawk has towards everything he does.