The internet age has been both a blessing and a curse to the music industry. Literally anyone can release "music" to the masses, which makes our job, as purveyors of quality over hype, a somewhat daunting task. Sorting the wheat from the chaff can be, at times, an exhausting, soul-destroying task, but for every 10 artists condemned to the big recycle bin in the sky there are one or two who affirm our belief that music should be a passion and not simply a meal ticket. Enter Dutch songstress Rebekka Ling, a lady who I have been following on Twitter for a while now who, no longer content with being a backing vocalist for other artists, decided to strike out on her own. Her story is by no means a new one, but her music certainly stands up to the scrutiny that thwarts others. Her debut album, Travel Light, was released last week and contains a heady mix of soul, nu jazz and hip hop, all of which can be heard on the mid-tempo groove of "Higher."