From the promo leading to the release of the official video a few days ago, Mivviih’s single “Ok” has lived up to expectations. From the sounds and look of the release, it’s clear that Mivviih is here to stay. Sonically, her sound is reminiscent of Beyonce or Kelly Rowland during the heyday of their group Destiny’s Child. While “Ok” does capture the feel good sounds of late 90’s and early 2000s R&B, Mivviih has modernized the sound, making her relevant to today’s musical landscape. Importantly, there is also the aspect of storytelling that has led to Mivviih’s “Ok” being as captivating as it is. The storytelling is clever and the storyline is familiar to R&B fans who are familiar with stories of a self-sabotaging, selfish lover, who simply refuses to do what is necessary to keep the love in a relationship going. In the end, Mivviih resolves that everything is ok in spite of the fact that their love story was a promising one that simply never came to be. As for the visuals, the hula hoop earrings, curly hair midriff, and sneakers are familiar staples from R&B’s most popular days. Perhaps Mivviih is deliberate in trying to bring it back. Deliberate or not, the influence is clear, and Mivviih makes it work. Empire Records singer/songwriter/producer/musician Robin Thicke recently announced via Instagram that his forthcoming album, “On Earth And In Heaven”, will be released on February 12. The promotional Instagram snippet encapsulates Thicke’s career highs and lows, including his television performances, talking with Oprah Winfrey, time as a panelist on The Voice, his smash singles “Blurred Lines” and”Lost Without U” and his album “Sex Therapy.” Clips and soundbites that highlight his divorce from actress Paula Patton, the deaths of his beloved father and best friend Alan Thicke and his mentor Andre Harrell, and the loss of his home during a wildfire in California. Last month, Thicke partnered with the NFL for their “Songs Of The Season” with a new one titled “Fire It Up.” It’s good to have Thicke back after a lengthy hiatus. Listen to “Ok” below.
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