Actor, playwright, singer and songwriter, ArtistNation (aka Mahoghany) is a multi-talented creative force from Washington, DC. Regular readers of The Static Dive know her from a string of recent singles. This year the multifaceted creator is directing her energies to music.
Since dropping her debut single “Honor” in December, the prolific songwriter has released a total of eight singles. Her sound is a fluid mix of R&B, pop, soul and hip-hop. Although Mahoghany is just one woman, her music is a collaborative project. On each of her songs she incorporates the talents of other creatives from the DMV and beyond. Her songs promote messages of self-help, community, and love.
“Best Version of Me” is a recent single from ArtistNation, released worldwide via all major streaming services on March 24, 2023. A duo of jazz guitar and electric piano opens the track. An analog synth adds some flavor as the beat drops on mid-tempo hip-hop groove. On the mic, a female vocalist offers her soulful and funky self-affirming testimony as dreamy vocal harmonies color the edges of the mix.
Check out “Best Version of Me” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Beat playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming services. Follow the links below to connect with ArtistNation.