Track of the Week – Akua Naru – “Poetry: How Does It Feel Now?”
The first time I heard “Poetry: How Does It Feel Now?” by Akua Naru was at a pole dance showcase, and I felt cheated. I felt this way because the song was one of the most gorgeous, sensual and compelling pieces of music I’ve ever heard, yet this was the first time my ears were graced by a song that has long been released. The combination of Akua Naru’s silky soulful voice, her passionately erotic lyrics, and the smooth jazz by her band DigFlo made me long for every soul mate I’ve ever had, and future lovers I have yet to meet.
“Poetry: How Does it Feel Now?” is the most hypnotizing combination of intimate poetry and moving jazz; it flows like fresh water and fills any room with the utmost of sensuality. Passion drips from each word and every note leaving the listener left aching for more and most likely leaving the song on repeat. This track may be the sexiest 8 minutes of your life and make you realize what the expression “eargasm” truly means.
Akua Naru is a global poet from New Haven and her influential spoken poetry contains the power to make any listener feel a large array of emotions. The wordsmith’s lyrics and voice are distinctively unique; she is an artist that everyone should be excited to keep up with.