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DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH: Milla Thyme feat. Jonny Tobin – “Exaltation”

Milla Thyme Jonny Tobin ExaltationIn this new entry in our ‘Diamonds In The Rough’ category, we want to introduce you to upcoming artist Milla Thyme and his brand new single titled “Exaltation” featuring Jonny Tobin.

“Exaltation” is a follow up single to his debut 2021 LP Everything Has Its Thyme, which landed him on Complex Canada’s ‘11 Rising Black Canadian Artists You Should Know’ in March 2021. The upcoming single is described as a “sonic journey into the transformations I have undergone in my own personal life” says Thyme. Exhibiting his ability to note an intersection amongst genres, Thyme is venturing deep into the synthesized soundscapes to create a new sound that effortlessly blends his hip-hop, electronic and gospel roots.

The song opens with sultry female vocals repeating “Exaltation” and a groovy beat to quickly get listeners in the R&B headspace. Immediately upon the song’s opening, one can hear the fusion of hip-hop, electronic, and gospel elements – a dash of bass, guitar, chords, synthesizer, oohs and ahhs, and an irresistible groove. Thyme’s rapping could not be crisper, with excellent timing, lyrics about transformational freedom and the self, and a tone that feels powerful yet simultaneously meditative. Further representing his ability to work cross-genres, Thyme makes his listeners feel motivated yet completely calmed with the various musical elements incorporated into the new single. The paradox of sensations from the track makes it all the more addicting to hit the replay button.

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