New Songs: India.Arie – ‘Just Do You’ & ‘This Love’

Published: Tuesday 18th Jun 2013 by Rashad


‘Cocoa Butter’ – the smooth lead single from guitar wielding soulstress India.Arie‘s forthcoming album ‘Songversation’ – has certainly been the topic of conversation for faithful #Soulbirds anxiously awaiting more tastes of the Georgia beauty’s newest offerings.

Much to their delight, Arie makes them wait no more with the unveiling of two new tunes ‘This Love’ and ‘Just Do You’.

The latter, said to soon serve as the singer’s official second single, is already winning listeners over with its acoustic decorations and lyrics of self-love.  Reminiscent of many of Arie’s gems of the past (see:  “I Am Not My Hair”, “Private Party”, etc.), get your first listen below and weigh in:

While we definitely bobbed our heads to both tracks, we have to say ‘This Love’ is a winner.  Dramatic in its instrumentation and storytelling, we could only imagine how good its accompanying visual would be if ever chosen for “single-hood”.  Let’s not even mention the chills you get listening to Arie’s oft-underrated melisma!  Some of those runs and riffs are just not to be messed with.

‘Just Do You’ is arguably the more radio friendly of the two (and more of the Arie fans have grown to know and love), but we could tell from one listen that ‘Love’ will be what’s on repeat here at TGJ HQ.

‘Songversation’ hits shelves on June 25th.

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  1. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) June 18, 2013

    Music to my ears! (and that’s difficult to find nowadays ironically). India always brings it lyrically and vocally. This Love is really good.

  2. King B>Rihanna June 18, 2013

    I like what I hear.

  3. Promise June 18, 2013

    I love the way riiiiiiiiiiiddddddddddeeeeeee ittttttt.

  4. Super Cisus June 18, 2013


    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) June 19, 2013

      Ciara stans are f*ckin TRAGIC! Your fav has flopped more times in a row than anyone reported on this blog and y’all still have the AUDACITY to try and drag somebody lol!!

  5. This is dope June 19, 2013

    Just do you is better in my opinions…I like the vocal arrangement…Sounds great..:-)

    But both tracks are dope

  6. soulflowersista June 19, 2013

    This love speaks volumes! Love it!

  7. yooooooooo (keristan) June 24, 2013

    Oh my god, ‘Just do you’ sounds amazing!!!!!!!!! Im buying the album for sure! REAL MUSIC RIGHT HERE. People need to stop sleeping on India.

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