Among Miami's latest musical exports is newcomer Zion.
Among Miami's latest musical exports is newcomer Zion. She's currently perched on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales chart with the uptempo "Blowin' Me Up (Callin' Me)." Like the album's 11 other tracks, the song fits the smooth R&B/pop mold, lightly accented with rap/hip-hop and Latin flavors. But the rhythms are too manufactured, giving off an overall homogenous sound outside of "Blowin'." And there's no compelling evidence of the singer's four-octave range touted in the press material. You keep wishing she would simply belt out a number. We hope her promising voice is given the chance to soar next time, paired with stronger songs and more live instrumentation.—GM