It’s the time of the year again where all the colourful tinsel is brought out and there is goodwill to all men.
Some say they’re not feeling this Christmas spirit, but This writer doubts that you’ll still be in that mood after listening to this cover of Silent Night by Sister Wisdom.
The Inspirational artist is doing her part to bring goodwill to life with the release of this beautiful rendition on Wednesday last week. Hopefully, it stirs your Christmas Spirit.
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Jos to the World. That’s the title of Ice Prince’s next album, probably chosen to reflect how musical talents have taken him from the high altitude streets of Jos to fame, fortune, and worldwide stardom. From 2baba to MI to P-square, Jos has been a constant source of talent for the Nigerian music industry, providing balance to a scene dominated by the Juju and Fuji inspired west and the Highlife sounds of the east. Collectively they have all pushed the boundaries of Nigerian music in their own way and on a wet Sunday evening in Lekki a few weeks ago, I discovered Jos’ next gem to the world, Miss Lindsey Abudei.
Lindsey is not entirely a new face on the block. For years she frequently collaborated with Jesse Jagz and MI as part of the Loopy Records collective but in 2013 she finally released her first solo body of work, an EP titled Brown with guest appearances from Ese Peters and Eve Urrah.
It served as a precursor to what was to come in her debut album, And The Bass is Queen. In it, Lindsey gifts the world a complete and sublime body of work that will take you on a soulful musical journey and stimulate nostalgic emotions about Love, Heartbreak and everything in between.
Listening to the album on my devices was great, but listening to her perform the songs at the listening session was an experience! Sometimes to truly appreciate music, you have to see the artist perform, feel the energy of the live instruments and witness the emotional impact, that both talking about, and performing a song has on the artist and the audience.
The album opens up with ‘Have You?’ And ‘Drift Away’, songs about heartbreak and the sadness that comes with it but they are delivered in such a beautiful way you’re not exactly sure if you should be smiling or crying. ‘Out The Magazine’ tells the story of the differences between the brushed up world presented in magazines and movies and how it differs greatly from reality.
On ‘Libra Man’, she rebels against the notion that her soulmate is a Libra as dictated by dating horoscopes. High has her longing to be loved passionately and with Apologize, she pens a heartfelt apology song to a wronged lover. ‘Freedom and I’ and ‘Shoot Them Down’ depart from the overall theme of the album, songs about survival and thriving in adversity. Motivational even.
Leaving closes out the album. Up tempo and groovy with themes along the lines of Freedom and I and Shoot Them Down.
The emphasis on live instrumentals reduces the dependence on production to make the album great. Instead, she achieves this with her amazing voice and her pen, her songwriting skills evident on every single track.
With ‘And The Bass Is Queen’ Lindsey has made fans of us at thepgmclub.com and we strongly advise that you get a copy of the album for yourself. This is what good music sounds like!
Aramide is finally releasing an album which is set to be out in November.
The Alternative and Afro-Soul singer announced that her debut album will be called ‘Suitcase’ in a video.
I’ve been on this journey, me and my guitar.
I would never trade my experiences for anything because they are what have brought me this far.
Some days have been like the blues and have got me wishing on a star. Some other days have been like jazz with so much melody and the drive of a 1970s car.
Today I welcome you to take this journey with me as I put together a suitcase full of who I am. With my music, I will share the sounds in my ear and the feeling in my heart. With my music, I will give words to your thoughts and synchronise with the beating of your heart. This is my suitcase, but it is very much like yours.
Aramide is popularly known for her singles ‘Love Me’ and ‘Fun mi Lowo’ which have received positive reviews and massive airplay this year. The singer also won the Alternative Artist of the Year at the 2016 NEA.
Syndik8 Records artist, Lynxxx took to his Instagram to announce his newest project- a sophomore album titled “The Album Before The Album” which is set to be released this month.
This album comes six years after his debut album “This is Lynxxx”.
This is what he wrote on his Instagram:
Ladies & Gentlemen… I’m pleased to announce that my Sophomore Album titled “The Album Before The Album” would be dropping This month, October2016!—Its been a long journey getting here, a lot of experiences, the ups, and downs, having things go as planned and also learning from errors / mistakes and then…
ultimately finding myself, reinventing the sound and channeling all that into the music and emotions that you can relate and connect to. This has to be my most honest body of work ever…. At the end of this album, you would know who Lynxxx is from the inside out…
No barriers between u and i—Its been 6 Good years between my Debut album “This is Lynxxx” (available on iTunes) and this album.
I had to take that break to make sure what I’m giving to the world next is a part of me and not just a bunch of songs compiled onto a cd …I guess it’s better late than never…
I owe u guys great music and the time is NOW! I put my blood, sweat, and tears into this project—Spread the word, repost and get ready!
#TheAlbumBeforeTheAlbum#Oct2016#TheCountDownHasBegun#Syndik8Records#ManLikeLynxxx#NoItsNotAGospelAlbumlol —Producers :@spaxclassic@masterkraft_@bantey—Engineers :@oteebeatz@therealikon—Features :@mreazi@ladipoe@elrepgh—Photographer:@kelechiamadiobi—Styling:@kimonokollection—Official release date and album art coming soon God bless yall!—