One amazing feeling in life that I’m sure we can all agree on is being pleasantly surprised by something, that addictive buzz of spontaneous positive energy; a sentiment that applies no more so than in this debut release.
The fabric of ‘Courage‘ blends textures of soul, jazz and R&B into a masterfully woven soundscape, embossed with pockets of instrumental prowess that evolves with section. Drawing comparisons to Janelle Monae’s critically acclaimed album Dirty Computer, Flynn’s velvety vocal delivery sits confidently amongst waves of bowing strings, crisp drums and floating keys, widening into an a chorus that wouldn’t be out of place in the next bond film.
Resonating with an assured and poised cadence, the capricious orchestration grips you from the outset, reflecting the theme of empowerment in its unrelenting energy and bravado. Balancing saturation and reticence in a masterful show of self expression, Flynn has managed to capture the essence of true Neo-soul in her own original form.
Having recently traveled to her own depths during 2 years of cancer treatment as well as embarking on a journey into motherhood, this single celebrates overcoming humanistic challenges, championing those who have triumphed in the face of adversity. Accompanied by a groundbreaking music video in which Flynn was 8 months pregnant at the time, this record bleeds with artistic sincerity and grace, igniting a notion of hope at a time where the world needs it the most.