Alicyn Yaffee: Tiana Major9 - Think About You + Collide

Tiana Major9 - Collide. An exclusive live performance for Vevo DSCVR, the channel for the best in new music.

Time for a music theory lesson courtesy of Tiana Major9. The East Londoner’s nom de plume refers to a major ninth chord, a cluster of notes that straddles the line between unresolved dissonance and intuitive resolution. It’s apropos, of course. A jazzy vibe wafts through the buttery mix of contemporary soul, gospel and R&B that Tiana expresses so evocatively. Think Amy Winehouse lathered up and conditioned by D’Angelo. Late last year, she joined up with EarthGang’s Johnny Venus for “Collide,” made exclusively for the ‘Queen and Slim’ soundtrack. In the song, intertwining guitar and bass drift over warm boom-baps. It’s a mood for sure and a duet that would comfortably snug with any Motown compendium. If, somehow, “Collide” isn’t proof enough of Tiana’s major potential, then the evocative “Think About You” certainly signals more great things to come. Hop on the bandwagon before space runs out.

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Tiana Major9 - Collide (Live) | Vevo DSCVR

Tiana Major9 - Think About You (Live) | Vevo DSCVR