Dallas, Texas-based R&B artist Delishia J releases her EP, Monday Morning, a collection of nine tracks about reflection.
Delishia explains, “Imagine it’s Monday and you’re coming off of a long romantic weekend and you’re reflecting on love and all its sensual moments. On Mondays, I sit in meetings, and I daze off a bit thinking about the small moments. So these are a compilation of my thoughts.”
Originally recorded at Three Hound Studios in San Marcos, Monday Morning was later reconceived at Empire Sounds in Carrollton and features a who’s who of platinum and Billboard charting producers, including Ralph Tiller, Darkside 3x, Chaz X, JayDot, and DreEazy.
A former collegiate athlete, Delishia J began pursuing music after listening to Kehlani’s Cloud 19 mixtape.
Talking about her shift in focus, Delishia J shares, “Kehlani’s pen inspired me to put my best foot forward, I was a collegiate athlete at TXST and the day I heard Kehlani’s mixtape ‘Cloud 19’ my life was forever changed. Learning that she had written her own songs inspired me to step away from track and pursue music. Fast forward six years later and I’m finally releasing my first tape.”
Monday Morning opens with “Wanted,” traveling on soft, gleaming tones, followed by a sleek, measured rhythm topped by Delishia J’s evocative voice, imbuing the lyrics with creamy, sumptuous timbres.
Highlights include the slow, drifting flow of “Feel So Good,” riding a low-slung, sparkling melody, allowing Delishia J to display the plush savors of her crème de la crème vocals, at once nuanced and oh-so alluring.
“Put You On” blends posh flavors of R&B with hints of hip-hop-lite, creating a luxurious sonic concoction, dripping with profound passion and the poignant voice of Delishia J, under exquisite lilting control.
A personal favorite, “Fell” rolls out on oozing ripples of tender hues on a potently thumping kick-drum, while Delishia J’s complex vocals imbue the lyrics with sinuous, cashmere tones. The shimmering intro to “Wanting You” transitions into buttery, undulating textures as Delishia J’s enchanting voice infuses the lyrics with erotic, swaying motion.
Delishia J has it going on! Her beguiling, voluptuous voice sends yummy, sensuous sensations gliding through listeners’ diaphragms.