Watch List: Color Your World 'Red' With Troi's Movingly Beautiful Mantra
Integrity. That most precious of artistic currency, so often forgone amongst the striving for the realization of a musical dream, yet the the essence of which, when adhered to, imbues the most authentic of emotional expression with the type of sensibility that truly connects the artist with the listener. Upon listening to Los Angeles singer/songwriter/producer Troi's 'Red', it is quickly apparent that integrity of emotional expression is her raison d'etre; guided by a poignant, spare piano and the dreamy ambience of the hushed background vocal motif, Troi, fearlessly and without cynicism, articulates a personal mantra that encourages the listener to be the change they want to see in the world. With an ethereal, hauntingly beautiful sensitivity, her voice is infused with an enchantingly hued optimism that dares to encourage our better angels to 'paint the world red with love and joy, and peace and hope', Troi drawing the listener into her heart and world with the kind of honesty, integrity and quietly observed confidence that offers a moving, communal embrace.
While continuing to work on her own music, she recently featured on two tracks on Lupe Fiasco's 'Tetsuo & Youth' album, with the man himself, well noted for trading in the currency of artistic integrity, moved by 'Red' to proffer the observation, 'the last time I felt this way about a song was when I heard 'Yellow' by Coldplay'. High praise indeed, reminding that Troi's commitment to authenticity of expression marks her out as one to watch.