Rhyme Report

Published on June 1st, 2020 | by Guest Editor


T R U V O N N E’s “Coffee & Cigarettes” is an intimate tale of heartbreak

North American artist T R U V O N N E returns with the heartbreaking “Coffee & Cigarettes” – the wistful echo of a lost love.

Marking the end of the intimate partnership, the track is shrouded in mournful soundscapes and rumbling electronics. Her soft vocals are met with the distant echo of her lost lover, repeating their parting lines as the romantic binds begin to unravel.

“We all live in a place of doubt – constantly feeling as though we are inadequate. We do not trust ourselves or our judgement which causes us to ultimately never even try. We love to not love. We feel to not feel. We run to stay,” T R U V O N N E explains. “We are caught in the idea that we cannot make the correct decision, so we’d rather make no decision at all. So instead we do the opposite of engaging in things meant to be intimate and when we do feel, it does not hurt as much. When we do fall we have a parachute. But even then, let’s be honest. You can never guarantee your landing.”

Throughout her career, the young artist has opened for future soul man Jacob Banks and American rapper Talib Kweli, proving her ability to enamour an audience with her live presence. Named “Artist To Watch” from Phoenix New Times and Cultured Up Magazine and drawing comparisons to H.E.R, Syd and Jessie Reyez, her own brand of electronic R&B is finding fans across an international audience.

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