If you aren’t familiar with Nigerian songstress Lindsey Abudei, you’d be excused… for now anyways. Her music most times flies under the radar, and her personality is not one that always screams “look at me”. However, her music, when given the proper attention, is pure magic. But for many fans (myself included), her big moment had eluded her… until now.
Lindsey Abudei just released her debut album, And The Bass Is Queen, and there’s no other to say it; It’s easily one of the best albums of 2016. With this album, she’s found the sweet spot that many have ignored in Nigerian music, or have tried and failed.
In the album, And The Bass Is Queen, Lindsey employs a soft Neo-Soul/Blues/Jazz sound very reminiscent of Corrine Bailey Rae, and Norah Jones. In a compact, 12 track, 50 min project, Lindsey hits on a range of themes from floating love to stories about growing up to the harsh realities of life.
A revamped version of her 2010 single, Drift Away, and Out The Magazine kick off the project. For those familiar with Lindsey’s music, it warms up the listener with familiar tunes. To those who aren’t, it’s an opportunity to get a feel for what she’s done in the past few years.
Lindsey is able to convey her emotions in an unbelievable real nature on a range of sounds, from plucky guitar strings to soft percussion sounds, from simple piano notes to gothic vio ...