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Chike Aduba

With lyrics bursting with poetic construction, delivery that makes the listener almost able to vividly picture Lindsey singing every note, and emotion matching the very message of every song. Lindsey has produced a masterpiece that can earn a five star rating among music critics, professionals and peers. From the east to the west, anyone who has an ear for music cannot dispute the mastery and artistry on display here – even an infant might smile and stop crying when “and the bass is queen” plays.
There is a noticeable persistence of live instrumentation through out the record, which of course was intentional, in fact this very component is what gives the album its unique sound and a refined end product which in turn successfully showcases Lindsey’s vocal ability while blending voice and instrumentation into a holistic piece. The acoustic guitar solos (which I guess is Lindsey’s favourite instrument of choice) takes center stage almost throughout all the cuts on the album, also making it ironic that “the bass” was rather referenced in the album title. The title itself sets the tone and hints how to approach and listen to the album - and the bass is queen, what does it mean? What kind of songs are in it? Are questions the title might incites.
I must confess, I had chills while listening to this album, the lyrics are so pure, so truthful, so sincere, and so emotional, how Li ... Read Full Review

With lyrics bursting with poetic construction, delivery that makes the listener almost able to vividly picture Lindsey singing every note, and emotion matching the very message of every song. Lindsey has produced a masterpiece that can earn a five star rating among music critics, professionals and peers. From the east to the west, anyone who has an ear for music cannot dispute the mastery and artistry on display here – even an infant might smile and stop crying when “and the bass is queen” plays.
There is a noticeable persistence of live instrumentation through out the record, which of course was intentional, in fact this very component is what gives the album its unique sound and a refined end product which in turn successfully showcases Lindsey’s vocal ability while blending voice and instrumentation into a holistic piece. The acoustic guitar solos (which I guess is Lindsey’s favourite instrument of choice) takes center stage almost throughout all the cuts on the album, also making it ironic that “the bass” was rather referenced in the album title. The title itself sets the tone and hints how to approach and listen to the album – and the bass is queen, what does it mean? What kind of songs are in it? Are questions the title might incites.
I must confess, I had chills while listening to this album, the lyrics are so pure, so truthful, so sincere, and so emotional, how Lindsey was able to compile such complex emotions of love, fear, pain, victory, and defeat in such a crystal clear fashion is simply astonishing.
The only thing that I feel would have been done better on this album is maybe fusing other genres of music to create records that could attract listeners outside Lindsey’s core following. But then again, it is obvious that this is not what Lindsey set out to do with this project. It is obvious that she and her production team set out to make the best music possible at no compromise, almost in a “no nonsense” fashion.
Three themes are noticeable on this album. Opening songs like “Have you?, “Drift away”, “Out of the magazine” take on a narrative of a pure heart trying to figure out what love is and what life means, while songs like “When you don’t drive me mad” and “Freedom and I” show an understanding of life and love or at least what it should be. Lastly the third theme is that of freedom, satisfaction, fulfilment and calm anchored by assurance or celebration of triumph. This is seen in records like “Home Free” and “Shoot Them Down”.
To those who haven’t experienced “And the Bass is Queen”, I can try to describe the experience waiting for you, but I must confess that there is no way to do justice with words in trying to describe this piece of art – And the Bass is Queen. I will say it is a cross between Enya, Lauren Hill, Asa, Dido and maybe India Arie. Yes it is that good and no it is not a cheap copy of any of the names mentioned afore, “And the Bass is Queen” is as original as it gets.

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