Marissa Anglin : Name

Conscious Brit soul sista releases debut single...

Emerging from the same lyrical standpoint as India.Arie’s forthcoming release ‘Video’, ‘Name’ is the debut single for Brit ‘conscious sista’ Marissa Anglin. For what it is – a self-assertive stab at encouraging good self-esteem based on remaining who you are and how God made you – it’s cool.

Wisely, the track’s pontificating isn’t the only thing going for it – it’s danceable thanks to an echoing bassline and its overall Arrested Development vibe. But that’s ‘danceable’ in a bob your head way, not dance as in ‘bust a move’, which renders this one for the bopping around the front room rather than the clubs.

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