No one has ever known, or will ever know what to expect from TOKiMONSTA.
But what has come to be anticipated from TOKi (born Jennifer Lee) output in the years surrounding her climb to notoriety has been continuously impressive, pronounced, even epic. Although she grew up in the humble suburb of Los Angeles known as Torrance, California, TOKiMONSTA’s ability to morph and manipulate her sound surpasses need for modesty.
Whether she’s journeying into house music with ZHU, hip-hop with Anderson .Paak, or venturing alone into soul, funk, or any number of other genres, her level of quality has reached universal reverence. Her latest solo production entitled “Love That Never” is no different.
This track demonstrates Lee’s affinity for restraint, using space and silence like the powerful tools that they are to emphasize the high points. With the cold winter months approaching, she seemed to want to provide a relaxing soundtrack for staying in as precarious weather coats the outside world. Yet the warm, overall feel of the track creates a sense of hope and subtle excitement for when the sun comes out again.
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