South African artist Ashton Nyte evokes heartfelt emotions in his latest song, “Cinnamon,” ahead of the release of his album and book, Autumn’s Children. With its moody and dark undertones, the track creates a sense of longing, complemented by the comforting acoustic backgrounds that envelop the listener. Nytes’ experience in production and writing shines through, evident in his past work on theater productions in the UK and writing and producing songs for TV shows like “Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin” (HBO Max) and “The Purge” (USA Network). “Cinnamon” beautifully grapples with heavy topics, conveying a message of hope amidst adversity while coping with depression and self-doubt. Nytes’ vocals flawlessly blend with the slow and mellow tempo, emphasizing the poignant lyrics that linger in the chorus. View the music video released along with the track.
“I still taste the cinnamon that poetry of you”
~ “Cinnamon” Ashton Nyte
The song sets a slow and mellow tone, initiating a gentle acoustic ambiance. Ashton’s vocals seamlessly align with the tempo and rhythm, creating an exquisite combination that illuminates the poignant lyrics. Nytes’s voice evokes a beautiful yet melancholic sensation, resonating with heartfelt emotion, particularly during the intervals between the choruses.
“Cinnamon” is an ode to hope in the face of adversity. In this instance, clinging to the promise of something that once was while navigating various shades of depression and self-doubt. I think it’s a song about coping. About doing what we need to do to get through.”