There are pop singers. And then there’s ABIR. The powerhouse vocalist from New York has been making waves this year with her exhilarating voice and a contagious sound that is practically impossible to fit in a box.
With an extraordinary tone and raw raspiness, ABIR pierces through an up-tempo beat on Playground, showing off her robust vocals and edgy songwriting abilities.
Hair blowing in the wind, feeling my innocence, cause I got to, cause I want to, play around. Taking my blessings in, feeling my confidence, cause I got to, cause I want to, stay around.
Her music will definitely get you moving, but don’t think that ABIR’s only here for fun and games on Playground. The song echoes the need for losing the pretension around others and to just focus on cherishing every moment. On the song’s debut on PAPERMAG, she writes, “‘Playground’ is a song about enjoying the present. Put your phone down, be with the people that you love, have a good time, don’t worry about anything else.”
With deep bass, groovy trumpet instrumentation, and catchy house frequencies that drop on the chorus, Playground is definitely a song you’ll want to blast in your car with the windows down this summer.
You’ll be in for a ride on ABIR’s Playground. Have a listen below.