Ninali – “Smooth”


A confident pop track with R&B appeal, “Smooth” is a recent track from Ninali, who describes the release as “about falling in love with someone so perfect, it seems too good to be true.” Ninali co-produced the track alongside producer M. Shanks, who also collaborated on Ninali’s prior single “Tokyo.”

Cautionary lyrics — “is it real?” — complement swirling guitar effects, with the “hard to resist,” build excelling alongside reflective vocal additions. “Have I been waiting for you?” Ninali asks into the stirring chorus, exuding a soulful vocal entrancement with engrossing, colorful synth work. With an apt namesake, “Smooth” is a quality showing from Ninali.

This and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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