Christinna O is back with the new single, “Shine.” The Philly-based singer and poet and Temple University student released her debut EP, Girl In Passing, earlier this year. On “Shine” she embraces a bolder sound, mixing pop-tinged R&B with spoken word as she raps, “don’t tell me I can’t go higher.”

“‘Shine’ is me sonically making a party for me and my people,” says Christinna O. “This song is a place for me to bask and be overwhelmed by the divinity of Black people and how we are destined to shine. That’s word to the ancestors. Shine also speaks on my people always being my largest support system – my family and friends who I call my sisters, and my love – they are at the heart of everything I do. I will succeed because of them too.”

Listen below via Soundcloud.