Sometimes it doesn't take much. Maybe just a few seconds of music is all that is needed to bring on the intrigue and the co-signs. That is the case with Toronto born and bred singer/songwriter Veronica Domingues who is one of those rare birds that's just likable right from the start. Once I heard the tinkling pianos usher me into her debut EP, Just Chill, I felt myself settling into her approachable sound vibe without any qualms whatsoever. Not shying away from its namesake, Just Chill is laced with flourishes of horn-peppered soul (the title track, "Out The Door"), jazz-lounge slow jams ("Catch Me When I Fall") and supple '90's-inspired R&B ("Love"), reminding me of other chill chanteuses like Sy Smith, N'Dambi and fellow SB Bounce-Worthy alumni and family member, Ayah. Domingues is not only standing under the neo-soul (do we still call it that?) umbrella, as she also pays homage to her Latin heritage with Spanish-langue material ("Eu Quero") and shows further range by putting her stamp on covers ranging from Shania Twain to Corinne Bailey Rae. Even though after almost every post like this I say that artists like Domingues are my new favorites, I have to repeat myself and make room once again in my ever-flowing music library, because like L'Oreal, Domingues is definitely worth it. Relax, stream and purchase Just Chill over at Domingues' Bandcamp page, and if you're still feeling the mood, take a view of the video for the single "Keep On" after the bounce.
After the bounce