You know that feeling of when you first engage in a conversation with someone brand new, but you feel like you’ve known them for years and can’t stop talking to them as if you’re old friends catching up? That is exactly how I feel when listening the single “Old Soul” by Cameron Dietz featuring The Game and violinist, Ian Mann!
On Sunday evening, I was going through the press releases in my email inbox, saving the ones I was absolutely writing about. I hit “play” on this one song and was stuck on it for 3 hours straight. I couldn’t stop going back and playing it. The vibe is this seamless blend of R&B, Soul and Hip Hop with a bit of Gospel.
Cameron Dietz has received praise from celebrities and notable figures such as Lil Nas X, Dennis Rodman, Marlon Wayans, Jay Pharoah, DC Young Fly, YesJulz, and Ken Jeong. He has also been featured in multiple piblications such as RESPECT, Popjustice, ThisIs50, Singersroom, and Highsnobiety, who has named him one of the “Top 10 New Artists to Discover” in 2018.
I’d say this is a strong single for Dietz to come back with after a two-year hiatus! It’s not your typical modern R&B song, but it’s not entirely a throwback vibe. It’s very distinct. Along with “Old Soul” being unique, the message is powerful: healing from being in a dark place in life, surrounded by the wrong people and wrong circumstances; to elevating your vibe so hard, that no toxicity can penetrate your new, positive outlook.
The more I listened to it, I was picturing how it would be to see this live if there was a full band, a brass section, a heavy-hitting drummer (especially at the 1:36 mark), and for some reason I pictured everyone dressed like they were in The Great Gatsby.. this song took me to an entirely different realm. Needless to say, I’m hooked!
*Added to my “Chill Tunes” playlist on Spotify