Pop Sensation Kechi Releases “All the Time”
True happiness is listening to Nigerian-American singer Kechi Okwuchi sing. In her new song, “All The Time” it’s easy to see why she garnered so many fans from her time on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent. Certainly her time on the show is important to her career, but “All The Time” has the makings to give Okwuchi her chance to fully evolve from the series. Maybe she doesn’t want that shadow to leave, but in “All The Time” it’s clear that she’s ready for a new love. “All The Time” is a radio-ready pop track from her debut album KECHI.
If anyone deserves to move from a heavy heart and find love, it will appear to be Okwuchi. Through America’s Got Talent, we learned that she was one of the survivors of a devastating plane crash in 2005. Outside of music, she shares with audiences everywhere her fight to survive and overcome personal obstacles through her motivational speaking engagements. “All The Time” is reminiscent of that first love – the phase of the relationship where you can’t stop thinking about the other person, that you feel like you’re floating half the time. I loved the line “rewind in my mind” because that’s what happens –it’s like a video stuck in your imagination where you just keep replaying the scene where you’re with your love.
I was also struck by the line, “breathing in your air has me spinning.” It’s a fun twist. The song is pure pop – Okwuchi’s vocals are pristine. She has a tiny delicate lace to her vocal range. When you hear her sing, you know it’s genuine and there’s no computerized application interfering. She has a way about her that is like grace in motion. I don’t want to say it’s like a Disney princess, but somewhere in her voice is pure magic. It’s a contagious song – keeping the listener smiling and moving along to the slick beat from the first second.
I think Okwuchi has such a talent that she could sing a range of genres, but I’m pleased she’s landed on pop. I think it brings more mass appeal, and I think it proves how much she can convey to her audience in such a short time. Some critics might scoff at pop music – I’m not one of those. I’m a sucker for hooks and love the beats that remind me of doing my own little drum solo on the table with my fingers. I think that’s what makes this song so relatable – it’s easy. Anyone can join in, and anyone can relate to falling in love. As a listener, it’s one of those rare songs to hear that you keep revisiting because you want to chase that feeling, over and over. I like the world when singers and artists like Okwuchi are leading the charge, singing songs that make us feel alive. I want to stay in that head space for a while. “All The Time” has me dreaming about listening to it all the time.