It has only been a few weeks since the 22-year-old Dima Koah released his single “Intentions” and the track is already on its way to become the artist’s top performing song on Spotify. Experimenting with different styles has allowed Dima to showcase his musical talent in various genres.
From what seems to be a chill rap track at first, there is a lot to take away from the lyrics. In the first verse, Dima Koah raps, “Make me choose between the black and the red dress but you know my preference, take it off of you later tonight so it won’t make a difference.” This verse has arguably become one of the most popular parts of the song, especially with the snippet Dima posted on social media.
The most impressive part of the song, however, is the emotion that Dima reveals in the hook. “Tell me your intentions baby, Show me if you ride or die.” The rising artist has implemented this structure of rap verses with melodic hooks since his “Maze” debut earlier this year.
In the second verse, Dima Koah makes a reference to the popular Netflix show; Too Hot to Handle when he raps, “Too hot to handle, we’d lose all $100k, ride or die for you but I just need you to stay” as he refers to the relationships between couples in the show. The powerful storytelling behind “Intentions” reveals Dima’s desire as a romantic; to be with a partner whose intentions are clear, in which case he wouldn’t mind losing money for time under the sheets.
The new single leaves listeners wondering where Dima Koah finds his inspiration. Perhaps it’s his influential upbringing that makes his style stand out. However, it’s not a doubt that whatever may be the spark of his creativity allows him to continue developing a distinct identity as an artist.
Follow Dima on Instagram: @dimakoah
Listen to “Intentions” on Spotify: