Former swimsuit model Icielani is a multi-talented recording artist from Canada who is currently focusing on her music right now. Icielani has had a passion for performing, and especially singing since she was 7. This dance, R&B and urban pop performer, used to divide her time between singing in the living room with her siblings and singing in her church’s choir.
Accepted into the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, after completing high school, she studied acting, dancing and singing, later moving on to English Literature at the University of Toronto. Icielani is also a Soprano Lyricist at the Canadian Music Academy.
Icielani is currently working on her full-length album and has released two singles form the upcoming compilation, namely “No More Tears”, which was followed up by “Dreams are Reality”.
The ubiquitous nature of the term “pop music” can be confusing to most, given its intended meaning as an amalgam of sound and records sold. It’s allowed the flood gates to open for “pop” acts, while the title of “pop star” has only been handed out to a select few.
For all intents and purposes, the Canadian songstress Icielani, is an artist who is aspiring to be in both categories. Her entry release “No More Tears”, is a crossover track that leans on a sound and style which keeps one foot in the EDM pond. And it makes sense, seeing the success this genre is ultimately achieving.
The track is flooded with verses about relationships, the tears the end of them brings, and how she is all cried out already. In fact she has “No More Tears”. Punctuated with catchy hooks and vocal riffs infused into the production, the music sounds like it belongs in a club, yet the lyrics are intense and emotional. You could almost ‘dance-cry’ to this project.
Icielani is still flying under the radar in a sense. But her talent is looming overhead as a reminder of her potential, and on her second time out, with the single, “Dreams are Reality”, she delivers a full-bodied, mid-tempo, piano-driven pop track.
The song is slower than the previous one, but more than infectious enough to hold the listener’s attention as she sings: “Ever wonder who you are, from a far. If you’ll ever end being a star. Life can take you through so many trains. Through happiness and through the pains.”
For any other artist, a project like this upcoming album might seem too much of everything, but in Icielani’s case, her versatility is given a fair shot. The results exceed any expectations of what a true pop crossover could and should sound like, especially since the two tracks released so far, survive as standalone singles, quite happily.
Clearly Icielani is slowly growing more confident in the musical skin she’s currently in with each subsequent release, and these first tracks signal a formal hello to an upcoming star that is getting ready to shine brightly. Something she’s been working on, in one way or another, since the age of seven!