Toronto R&B/Soul singer Aphrose blends vulnerability and potency on the now released highly anticipated single, "(Can’t) Settle For Less."
"I wanted to show another side of myself, the strong yet vulnerable woman that isn't afraid to admit when she's in need of love and attention,” Aphrose said about the new smooth jam. "It's exhausting enough being a woman of colour walking through this world with all the disadvantages that come with it. We are forced to put up this ever-constant veneer of strength, which at times, takes its toll. At the end of the day, we're all human beings with all the same wants and needs that every human being has and I wanted to express that vulnerability through this song."
Aphrose sings about a love she won't trade for anything on (Can’t) Settle For Less. Her husky vocal style, complemented by the gravitational pull of sticky synths, is a nod to the golden age of R&B.
Written and produced by Aphrose and Scott McCannell, the song transports her audience back to what many consider the golden age of 90’s hip hop and R&B.
With Aphrose moody and sexy vocals paired with the hard hitting snares and synths, “(Can’t) Settle For Less” is a song that is equally at home, in the car, the bedroom, or the gym; easily a soundtrack to the everyday. It’s difficult to describe what it’s like to experience an Aphrose performance in mere words, but one of those words would definitely be “soul,” because that is undeniably where you feel it. It is more than just her incredible range and control and depth; you don’t just listen to Aphrose sing, you feel it.
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