Though I’m enjoying sneaking in some blogging and music sharing on this lovely Friday morning in between work tasks, there’s certainly a part of me that wishes I could be outside right now, hiking, exploring a beach, or heck.. even balling at the local park. But I don’t think that’s the sort of “Ballin” Bibi Bourelly is referring to on her sassy new R&B jam. Ballin starts out like a blues song as Bibi Bourelly laments about being fired from Old Navy and being pestered by her landlord. This snazzy tune is simplistic and intimate. We focus in on Bibi Bourelly’s tale, and the emotions that exude from her raconteur expertise create much rapport. She’s that girl next door with the same troubles, the same problems, the same issues. Except she has the ability to sing her heart out about them. Balling is a stripped down gem that evokes some of my favorite Alessia Cara moments. Clean acoustics and an incredible voice alongside a gently subdued soundscape can have such a powerful effect when pieced together flawlessly. Ballin will be on Bibi Bourelly’s forthcoming EP, Free The Real: Part 2.

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