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It is still July but one would be hard pressed to find a more complete album than Lindsey Abudei’s excellent debut …And the bass is Queen. For those paying attention, the awesomeness of the record was already foretold in 2015 by the promo single, Out the magazine, a step out of your comfort zone confection that was further brightened by a delightfully quirky Kemi Adetiba video making creative use of colour and choreography to present a modern day fairy tale.
Newcomers to the cult of Miss Abudei will be seduced by the opening strings of the album’s brief but impactful intro track Have You where she sings in a sultry, confident voice wise beyond its years. The lyrics melt into the strings as Lindsey Abudei oozes soul and grace with her queries, Have you ever walked alone with a broken heart/Have you ever wondered if this is for me?/Have you ever wished for more than silence/Have you ever woken up to a broken dream.
Lindsey Abudei understands the power of economy and for her, less is sometimes more. Her voice can be as big as they come but she is not interested in cheap show offs or needless theatrics. She has a story to tell and wants to immerse her audience in this world that she and her producer, Atta Otigba have painstakingly taken the time and effort to create. This world is moody, deeply reflective and allows for brief bursts of colour on tr ...