Everyone seems to be about the hustle and grind as of late. But if there's one thing the pandemic has taught us, it's that we also need to pay attention to ourselves and our mental state. KIRBY, who might just be one of the hardest working indie musicians in the business, knows all about hustling to achieve her dreams. She also knows about nurturing herself, too, and she's sharing some of that knowledge on her soulful new single "Take Care."
From the very beginning, "Take Care" harkens back to the time that neo-soul ruled the world. The production here melds jazz, '70s soul and modern sensibilities with ease thanks to warm chords, a thick and rich bass line, solid backing harmonies and lush horns courtesy of trumpeter Dave Guy. The blend provides a tranquil groove for KIRBY, who preaches the gospel of self-care on the track.
"Take care of mama / Know you gotta / Take care of brother / You gotta / Take care and hustle / But please take care of you," she sings earnestly on the song's chorus. The verses, meanwhile, allow her space to offer a shoulder to lean on and an ear to listen to your burdens. Though the song isn't a substitute for seeking out therapy when needed, it definitely belongs on any playlist that one listens to when they need some time to ease their mind.
After the summer releases of "New D" and "Pineapple Cognac," "Take Care" is the third release from KIRBY this year (fourth if you count Women Of The Movement theme song "Black Leaves"). This number of releases in the past signaled that a new project from the singer-songwriter was on the way. Could that be the case now? We'll have to wait and see. In the meantime, get your mind right when you listen to "Take Care" below.