This song comes up on our musical radar a few days later than its intended occasion, namely the 8th March, but you know what - that's even better. Let it serve as a reminder that women's rights and position in our world is not a one-day-occasion, but it's something that we should be constantly taking into account. DALEE highlights this concept perfectly in her newest r&b masterpiece called "Veto".
With a hint for 90's/early 2000's soul and pop, but filtered through a more modern r&b lens, DALEE's "Veto" opens up with a catchy sung melody, leading up to a world of groove in the verse. Alternating between left and right in the stereo field cowbells and other diverse percussions complement the natural flow of the lyrics. Soulful crips synths make their way through the beat and emerge on the surface of the soundscape. The warm deep bassline hits you in the chest while the sassy vocal lines telling stories about feminine empowerment charge you up with energy and good vibes.
The Arab-German singer-songwriter elaborates more on the meaning behind this groovy soulful piece:
"VETO" is about the right to say no, the right to equally exist in this society, the right to own whatever I want and not having to ask for it. We've accomplished so much concerning the women's rights movement but we still find ourselves treated unequally, not only in a state of emergency like the corona pandemic. I couldn't imagine a more suitable date to release my single VETO as the song highlights what women all over the globe have already achieved and also that there's still a lot of work ahead of us. I want to remind and encourage the listener in a positive way that only by passing on knowledge progress can be made."
Checking out DALEE's and beatmensch5000's collaborative "Natural Cycles" EP is a must, if you're looking for some lush neo-soul!