For multi-genre Pop artist Iari, the song is just as important as the performance. 'There has to be more to it than just entertainment. It needs to have value and substance.' Words that distinguish him as one of the new generation of Pop artists. Instead of merely singing someone else's songs of their experiences, Iari introduces you to who he really is and what he believes in his new CD entitled, Soul Searchin'. Emotional, soulful, spiritual, eclectic Pop hook laden R&B best describes his unparalleled style that builds upon an unusual collection of musical influences. These influences range from the vocal stylings of Stevie Wonder and Donnie Hathaway, to the songwriting of Brian Wilson and Babyface; real artists who can take something complicated and make it seem simple while presenting it in a soothing, yet stirring manner; real artists who feature different music arrangements and vocal harmonies and are not afraid to take chances. The lack of fear in taking chances is present throughout the album and especially in some of the featured songs of Soul Searchin'. The song All In All portrays the intimate story of a personal relationship where his love interest was still in a relationship with another, and his constant desire to be the one she chooses. Unusually, the story continues later in the album in the song, She Wants To Fly, to a time when she feels trapped in the situation and he tries to encourage her to take a leap of faith by believing in herself and in others. The focus on how relationships change with time is also clear in the song Faith Of A Child. A song inspired by his brother's addictions, and his own emotional struggles during his brother's time in rehab. A yearning for that time of innocence we all want when we feel that we must make hard decisions or changes in our lives. The time to question our own ability to take a leap of faith. Iari holds the promise that real music fans of the Pop genre so desperately seek: An artist who knows who he is, what he wants, and what it is he really wants to share with the world.
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