“I’ll give the best of me to you,” American singer-songwriter Shani sings in her latest release, a powerful tune entitled “Changing Tides”. And she’s not lying. The song, which is soft and rousing at the same time, has the rare gift of reaching deep into the audience’s soul and making you instantly fall in love with this tremendously gifted artist.
The tasteful sax, bass, and keyboard mix lends the tune a jazzy, highly melodious rhythm, while the gentle guitar adds a little much-needed edge to the whole piece. Here is an assembly of some clearly gifted artists, all coming together to do what they know best, that is create good music.
But “Changing Tides” is not just another pretty tune, but a song with a powerful message. Realized from afar (since we can see each artist crafting their contribution from their own home or studio), the song, and particularly the accompanying music video, showcase the unifying power of music. “Changing Tides” reminds one of how music and art, in general, can help bring us together, and it seems such a message is more necessary now than ever, with the world growing a little more divided each day.
But then again, Shani has always made it her purpose to drive the change she wishes to see in the world. A talented and highly versatile artist, she’s taken part in numerous artistic enterprises, from directing, to acting, to of course singing. And that’s not all, she has used her reputation and her mesmerizing voice to campaign for a wide range of humanitarian causes, participate in fundraisers and help raise awareness for various charities. In other words, sending a social message has always been a part of Shani’s persona, and “Changing Tides” wonderfully proves that, serving both as a powerful, highly catchy piece of music, as well as a message of hope to a broken world.
You may not know it yet, but “Changing Tides” is the song you need to be listening to right now.