I’m not one of those people who makes lists of their top ten favorite everything (big shout-out to the specific friend of mine who does that, LOL) — but if I had to make a top ten list of my all time favorite Nineties R&B hits, Davina’s So Good would be all up in there. It might even make the top five.
I just love her voice, her style, her delivery… so smooth and laid back and groovy. This song so perfectly captures what I miss most from that era. The lyrics are sweet, not raunchy. This was when female singers could come out fully clothed – in garb that isn’t necessarily “sexy,” and still work it and be funky and interesting. And talent was more of a pre-requisite than it seems to be these days.
Davina fell off my radar after her first album, Best of Both Worlds — one of the most underrated, slept on albums of the era. Seriously, if you’re looking for a jazzy, chill, cool album to ride to, that’s it right there. Davina left the scene for some time — according to this great interview on Honey Soul, she returned to her roots quite literally, by becoming a farmer. After some time spent tending her strawberries and collard greens, Davina was ready to sing for a bigger audience than just her roosters and guinea fowl.