“Sweet Craving,” the sensual, super-romantic debut single by Neika Simone, marks the emergence of a passionate and impactful new female voice (with an amazing Mariah Carey-esque range) on the contemporary jazz scene. The song from her upcoming EP BEAUTIFUL MOMENTS has a fascinating history that reflects power of positive visualization. The North Carolina native originally wrote the music after her first marriage ended. A decade later, when she shared it with Richmond producers Victor Nelson, Jr. and Hannon D. Lane, they developed what she had written and, inspired afresh, she created the melody and wrote lyrics about her ideal qualities in a future mate. Soon after, she met her now husband, who embodied all she dreams of on this sparkling light funk ballad.