Queer folk/country artist Denitia unveils her new single, “White Lights,” an appetizer for her upcoming Americana/country project, slated for this fall.
Inspired by a romantic relationship, “White Lights” conveys the lesson that home is where the heart is.
Originally from Houston, Denitia’s southern upbringing provides a palette for her evolving sound, which blends elements of country, Americana, folk, and rock. While growing up she sang in church choirs, followed by teaching herself piano and guitar in her family’s trailer in the forest. Later, she moved to Nashville to attend college, followed by heading to Brooklyn.
Having received acclaim from elite outlets like the Village Voice, NPR, and the New York Times, Denitia’s music was placed on the Sundance Grand Jury’s feature Nanny, FX’s Better Things, and Comedy Central’s Broad City. Denitia has shared the stage with SZA, The Internet, Tank, and the Bangas, as well as performing at SXSW, Afropunk, and the Firefly Music Festival.
“White Lights” opens on a lightly strumming guitar topped by Denitia’s velvety, evocative voice, soft and tender. Drawling accents give the tune gentle, crying coloration. When the rhythm enters, the song takes on a delicious undulating cadence as Denitia’s vocals imbue the lyrics with luscious, creamy textures.
A twangy guitar solo gives the melody wistful leitmotifs, reflecting the pensive feel of the music, as Denitia’s silky-smooth timbres, vaguely reminiscent of Judy Collins, only more cashmere and nuanced with graceful hues.
“White Lights” reveals the superb songwriting ability and the oh-so-alluring voice of Denitia. The combination is wonderfully irresistible.