Jiva makes us "Believe" after long absence

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    (July 11, 2022) Back in the very early days of SoulTracks, we were completely won over by the ATL collective known as Jiva. Led by bassist, songwriter and producer Khari Cabral Simmons (who was also known for his longstanding work with India.Arie), Jiva breezed along the boundaries of jazz and adult R&B, with earworm melodies and a sound that encapsulated a moment for Atlanta music.

    Simmons and the other band members have done a lot separately since then, but now a new incarnation of Jiva returns years with “I Believe,” a smooth midtempo written by Simmons and Rodney Edge that covers the same attractive territory that classic Jiva songs helped define in the 00s, and it helps preview the group's long-awaited upcoming album.

    “I Believe” is a great new taste from an old favorite, and we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. Check it out below.

    By Chris Rizik

    (July 11, 2022) Back in the very early days of SoulTracks, we were completely won over by the ATL collective known as Jiva. Led by bassist, songwriter and producer Khari Cabral Simmons (who was also known for his longstanding work with India.Arie), Jiva breezed along the boundaries of jazz and adult R&B, with earworm melodies and a sound that encapsulated a moment for Atlanta music.

    Simmons and the other band members have done a lot separately since then, but now a new incarnation of Jiva returns years with “I Believe,” a smooth midtempo written by Simmons and Rodney Edge that covers the same attractive territory that classic Jiva songs helped define in the 00s, and it helps preview the group's long-awaited upcoming album.

    “I Believe” is a great new taste from an old favorite, and we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album. Check it out below.

    By Chris Rizik

    Jiva - "I Believe"

     
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