This is AKIIM ALLEN the “NEXT GENERATION” in pop/hip hop and rnb!!! -AKA- “NOVA” born a city boy in the Bronx,NY January 2nd, 1991 in love with music he set out for the ride of his life PURSUING music.
You might say that AKIIM is an artist who brings together the best of all possible musical worlds, rippling through modern roots sounds of pop and RnB, obviously, and stuff, or steamy soul/R&B persuasives and more and more of melodic athletics of Americas “greatest generation” sort to say.
“3-D LOVE” is a cornucopia of head-turningly beautiful sonic colors and shapes that manage to stamp themselves on one’s psyche like they’ve been there all one’s life. Yet these songs are footsteps into unknown territory, like a tantalizing glimpse at a promising future-pop and RnB soul flavor. With the memorable choruses and surprising bridges of the pensive chimes-sprinkled or the instruments laced that we know by album’s end that we have just experienced the art of perfect POP/RnB song construction. Listeners, stop to savor how AKIIM keeps every instrumental break short and interesting, too whether with the beat, strings, synth, or his smooth vocals.
“3-D LOVE” is AKIIM’s latest album in work, following “21″ the mixtape SINGERS manual to the UNIVERSE. Recorded and produced by AKIIM himself, who’s worked his magic with Magnetic Fields, among others, “3-D LOVE” is really a full flowering of AKIIM’s versatile gifts, as a singer/producer/writer, for sure, and as an arranger with an almost uncannily great taste in the fresh refashioning of a vast host of musical sources. The recording involved a very strategic use of vintage sound kits, strings, mics and mixing console to give AKIIM’s moody heartbreakers a warmly inviting sound that wouldn’t attack the ears so much as seduce the listener into repeated plays.