How are you enjoying the warm spring weather? We might not be able to enjoy it this year the way we had in the past. Yet, we can still enjoy the spring weather by cracking the window or looking at the flowers blooming nearby. For me, I am able to see the cherry blossoms sprout to life on the tree that is right next door to my apartment. I was also able to open my window more frequently to let the warm air circulate in my apartment. What have you been doing to enjoy spring at your house?
One EP that I have recently celebrated the warm spring weather with is This is Korie. This EP — released last year by an artist living in Lagos, Nigeria — is a must listen as it brings life to anyone who listens with its soothing acoustic tunes. Read my review and listen to the songs below. Let me know what you think about the EP in the comments below. While listening to the EP, check out Korie’s explanation about the album at the very end.
This is Korie: The Acoustic Beauty That Inspires Life
With music, I can give butterflies to the soul, wings to the mind, flight to the imaginations and life to everything. I am music and music is me.Korie
Although This is Korie only includes five songs, it is a well-crafted and beautiful EP with a soft acoustic vibe. Each song featured off the EP is diverse in mood, instrumentation, melodies, the message behind the lyrics, as well as the language that each song is sung in.
Take the first song, “Fear”. It is an upbeat acoustic tune that talks about tackling your fears to become the best version of yourself. Keep on moving, and don’t stop as you take many big chances in life. It is such an inspiring piece but also upbeat in its positive melodies and tempos! “Fear” is a great tune to start off the EP with its positivity and inspiring messages.
The upbeat tempo keeps on going when the album shifts to the second song, “Foe”. This song is one of my favorites off the EP as I love its unique upbeat tempo, the guitar playing down to the lowest range in the musical scale and the brilliant way how Korie sings the song, especially during the chorus with the Tremeloes.
The next song, which is entitled “My Love Will Find You”, is another favorite of mine. A mid-tempo love song that is filled with passion. You can hear this passion fully in the vocals and the guitar. My favorite is the chorus as I love the melody: it is simply beautiful and unique.
“Change Me”, which is the second to last song, is upbeat in its own way. Still an acoustic piece, the tune has more spunk than the previous songs. You can hear this spunky energy in the melody and the instrumentation. It also incorporates a backing vocal track, a keyboard, and a drum kit to add a little more oomph to the song. It is a wonderful tune, especially with the chorus, as there is a lot more power found not only in the instrumentation but also in Korie’ vocals. It is such a show-stopper of a tune!
The EP closes off with a slow-tempo named “Ifo (Love)”. The song is unique as it sang in both English and Yoruba. It is a beautiful tune to end the EP as the melodies are so beautiful as well as the message that centers about love.
This is Korie is a beautiful collection of acoustic tunes that have different messages and moods. The EP also showcases Korie’s talent towards songwriting, playing instruments, and also her beautiful vocals. I can’t wait to hear what her second EP will sound like!
You can listen to the EP down below. Tell me what you think in the comments below. What was your favorite tune?
About the Artist
Kindness Okorie, who is better known by the stage name Korie, is a Nigerian singer that was born on June 13, 1998. Korie was born in Lagos, Nigeria and currently lives there. She is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, performing and recording artist with a genre of Soul – Fusion.
Music to Korie is Life. With music, she can give to people more than she can ordinarily. With music, she can give butterflies to the soul, wings to the mind, flight to the imaginations and life to everything. This is Korie.
Her YouTube Story
Korie learnt how to play the guitar through YouTube during the span of fourteen months without a physical guitar. She drew a guitar on a piece of paper and labelled the strings While watching YouTube videos, Korie imagined holding a guitar, following the instructions and looking at the drawing on a piece of paper before she finally owned a guitar at the age of 19. She also trained herself on voice and other music tactics by YouTube. Now at the age of 21, she’s playing professionally, but still improving on her passion with the help of YouTube.
A Message From The Artist
Call it a “him” or “her”. My fantasy or reality. Still, I would always be drawn to her love since my childhood. Her arms are always opened wide to receive and express all kinds of emotions and thoughts! Emotions and thoughts that I have fashioned into music. This is the way I have felt about music. A very important and powerful personality in my life.
Music gives me the strength when I need to push forward through challenges. Music is the sweetest way that I could express my appreciation of life experiences, the shouts, and joy, ecstasy and sobriety. Music, my friend that comforts me through the hurts from fair-weathered friends. You found me at the age of 5 before I understood what passion is. Now you’re my passion! No matter how good I have expressed my emotions through you, my love for you would always keep me to yet find another wonderful song to sing to my audience.
Those were my thoughts when I titled my EP This is Korie. This is Korie gives to people more than I can ordinarily. With music, I can give butterflies to the soul, wings to the mind, flight to the imaginations and life to everything. I am music and music is me.
You Can Follow Korie On These Sites:
Official Twitter // Fan Twitter // Soundcloud // Apple Music // Spotify // Stitcher
This Post Has 54 Comments
She has such sweet and lovely vocals! I think I will add this to my study song playlist.
This isn’t my kind of music but she has a lovely voice!
I like Fear. I got several inspiration – keep moving., dont stop. take chances
such an inspiring personality she is… music gives soul to a body….
I Love acoustic music so I really enjoyed this!
NEVER heard of Korie before but she’s got a gorgeous voice!
she looks so exciting! very nice vocal. I prefer different music but this is a charmer for sure
I’m a music lover and likes acoustic lyrics and melodies. Thanks for sharing this post 🙂
I Love acoustic music this is a great way to relax during quarantine, listening to a good music sound.
Some upbeat music can certainly lift some spirits during quarantine! Thanks for sharing!
Super super like, she is awesome! I feel bad for not knowing her although I like the genre. She is great.
I like acoustic music genre. She has a great personality. A great way to relax during the lockdown
Oh wow these sound really good! I love the voice!
Ai love music too. I always sing songs with my son at home especially with this lockdown. Reading your article makes me giggle in love.
What a talented young lady. Love her voice and her soul. Her quotes show the depth of her feeling and living this life.
This is a new artist to me, but her music is great! This spring is definitely different than I had planned. And it got cold here in south Texas again so no windows open this week for me.
The vocals are amazing. I had never heard her before.
I have not heard of any of them but Korie seems great!!
Wowww amazing what a great voice she has.
Thank you for this. There are a lot of artists out there who deserve more recognition.
You’ve got talent. And a lovely voice.
I’ve not heard of this artist before, but I love the idea of the mixture of languages within the songs!
I admire you for your vast knowledge of music and introducing us to a wide range of international artists. I was not too fond of the EP `This is Korie`. I tried listening to some of her tracks but they didn’t convert me. I do think others may enjoy her work.
What a strong voice from such a gorgeous woman! I haven’t heard of her but I’m glad I got to listen now.
Loved the voice. The music is great. Great talent.
Great interview! She is extremely talented, and she has such amazing vocals.
Loved learning more about this artist! She has a lovely voice, thanks for sharing her story.
I totally get the concept that music gives you butterflies to the soul, wings to the mind!
First and foremost, Korie is adorable. I am gonna check out her music she seems like a sweet person and I am sure her energy reflects her sound.
I feel so much from listening to music. This is absolutely beautiful!
She is beautiful and also her music. Each song have powerful messages and very inspiring.
Her story is fascinating! I’ve been meaning to learn how to play the guitar, but I just couldn’t get to it. Korie on the other hand, did all that she could to learn and develop her talents. Very inspiring!
Track 5 is my favorite. Love her unique style..
You are doing an amazing job trying to share up and coming artist works with the world.
You are such a beautiful soul.
Wow! What a beautiful voice and very talented too
Acoustic has always been my favorite! 🙂 I can’t stop listening to it. Thanks for sharing this list. New to me – but worth the try to listen to.
Such a lovely voice! I’m so inlove with acoustic music. I will definitely check this out.
I really love the voice and the music since quarantine I always love to hear music instead of news haha
Wow! I really liked the lyrics and it was so melodious. Thanks for sharing this absolute pearl with us
I had not heard of her before! Such a lovely voice and great lyrics too, I am going to check into more of her work.
So much talent packed into her voice! I just love the sound! So beautiful 🙂
Music makes me feel so much better! Thanks for the post.
She has such a lovely voice! I have never heard of her so thank you for sharing this post with us ☺
Your voice in incredible! and I love the acoustics! Great music!!
I am glad I bumped on this post and got to know Korie. Will def check her out!
Thanks for introducing me to Korie’s music. I am actually amused the music genre and I will have a look for sure.
Wow. I love the story of how you taught yourself to play. That’s inspiring! I’m teaching myself to play ukelele right now.
My sister is also a huge fan of music. I will share this with her.. I am sure she will love it!
Her vocals are amazing! She’s very talented. Thanks for showcasing her because I may never have found her on my own.
Upbeat music is keeping me going!
This is such a great review, you have an incredible gift in presenting the artist and their music in a beautiful way and inspiring your audience to go listen which is exactly what am going to do.
Music is so healing. Now more than ever, we are looking for new music to brighten our mood!
She is a talented girl. I love listening to music and music heal everything. and sometimes its inspires me.
Like!! I blog frequently and I really thank you for your content. The article has truly peaked my interest.