Naomi Cheyanne is a singer-songwriter from Long Beach, CA. I Know is her latest single, the first taken off her In My Home EP, and it’s a step ahead of any R&B I’ve heard in 2021 thus far.
Sometimes to stand out means to do less. I Know flaunts a principally minimal approach but a healthy dose of simple motifs which prove effective, resulting in some truly fine songwriting. It impresses not only with its potent melody, but with the use of compositional restraint in all the right areas. While many grasp for extravagance, Cheyanne keeps things grounded, understanding the real essence of R&B lies in quality rhythms and infectious hooks.