A couple of months ago, I saw this video shared on Facebook and was blown away by what I had just heard. ArchDuke is a genre-bending duo between Jacob Denzel and Charity Croff, from Gary, Indiana, and their music is often a cross between hip hop, R&B, and electronica; they sometimes bringing in elements of jazz, rock and pop, too.
The song starts off with a brief, yet beautiful cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls”, and soon transitions into their “Ama Be Happy” song. It’s an uplifting, feel-good song about finding the silver-lining in bad situations and letting love guide you through life with a smile. Aside from the positive lyrics, their voices sound so good separately and together. Charity takes the first verse (“Ama be alright, Ama be okay…“), while playing the keyboard, sing-rapping about the beauty and importance of a woman, and I love it.