Acoustic Soul Maybe it's the millennial thing, but more and more artists are emerging with a self-affirming bent. On her first single, "Video," she testifies, "I'm not… Acoustic Soul Maybe it's the millennial thing, but more and more artists are emerging with a self-affirming bent. On her first single, "Video," she testifies, "I'm not… India.Arie R&B
Music Review

Acoustic Soul (2014)

EW's GRADE
A

Details Lead Performance: India.Arie; Genre: R&B

Maybe it's the millennial thing, but more and more artists are emerging with a self-affirming bent. On her first single, ''Video,'' she testifies, ''I'm not the average girl from your video/And I ain't built like a supermodel/ But I learned to love myself unconditionally/Because I am a queen.'' In this way, her balmy soul stylings and positive lyrics illuminate the entire album. Tracks like ''Strength, Courage and Wisdom,'' ''Brown Skin,'' and ''Beautiful'' just may stir you to put a flower in your hair. A

Originally posted Mar 30, 2001 Published in issue #589 Mar 30, 2001 Order article reprints