LiBianca has a drink, and elevates the soul, in ‘People’ – jenesaispop.com
LiBianca is an American artist with origins in Bamenda, Cameroon, who these days signs the most viral song on Spotify in the world. ‘People’ arrived on the platforms on December 8 and, little by little, it has been adding listeners until approaching 9 million views.
Born 20 years ago, LiBianca is not exactly unknown, as she has competed on The Voice, in the edition in which Ariana Grande served as a jury, who supported the young promise in the program. Especially her version of SZA’s ‘Good Days’ convinced the panel of experts.
LiBianca has published several versions on the platforms of songs like ‘everything i wanted’ by Billie Eilish or ‘Woman’ by Doja Cat. However, she has also released original songs, such as ‘Level’, ‘My Place’ or the viral that today concerns us
LiBianca’s sound can be ascribed to Afrobeat, and it makes sense that this is so, since not only do her parents come from Cameroon, but the artist herself lived in Bamenda from the age of 4 to 13. She later returned to the United States. But, from the first listen, it’s clear that ‘People’ has a special hook.
It’s a relaxed Afrobeat cut, in the vein of recent hits as massive as Rema’s ‘Calm Down’ or WizKid’s ‘Essence’. LaBianca tells us that behind closed doors she is happy, but in reality she is depressed, and the chorus relates that she has been “drinking more alcohol than normal for five days in a row.” Next, she asks those close to her if they have thought of her.
LiBianca’s conclusion couldn’t be more “relatable”: “people don’t really know you.” However, when a chorus enters on the second chorus of ‘People’, the song uplifts the soul, and a ray of light suddenly emerges on the recording. Maybe music can help us out of those dark moments.