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Though many of today’s popular icons in the music industry produce high-quality content in their song production, people tend to forget about the beauty that lies in the music of up-and-coming artists.

These hidden treasures possess just as much talent as mainstream artists, if not more. With her new hit single “Evergreen”, YEBBA breaks through the barrier of mainstream entertainment.

After years of smaller projects and collaborations, Abbey Smith has finally produced a song of her own, kindling the fires of her artistry.

A touching tribute to her late mother, YEBBA’s “Evergreen” is an account of her time of grieving and finding peace in dealing with the absence of a woman so important in her life.

The lyrics of the song are made up of a series of metaphors that flow in and out of the reality of YEBBA’s life and the forest of evergreens that symbolizes heaven.

YEBBA’s mind-blowing vocal acrobatics counter the smooth, soulful blues accompaniment and display her pristine vocal control. She infuses her heart and soul into the intricate patterns and rhythms of her notes, creating a vocal symphony in the ears of her listeners.

The most touching lyric is in the chorus before the home run ending, in which YEBBA asks a series of rhetorical questions directed toward the evergreen tree she sees as her mother.

As the background music strips down to the simple striking of chords, Smith sings, “Will you wait for me, my evergreen? I know it’s just as hard in heaven.”

YEBBA’s voice drips with heartache and pain, a collections of tears transformed into heart-wrenching lyrics.

“Evergreen” is a triumph, a brilliant accomplishment in the world of underrated artists.

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