As the voice sink through your ears, and bypass your brain into your heart, unfiltered and probing, you begin to understand that you have found sonic home…and only with your soul can you embrace this queen…
“And The Bass Is Queen (ATBIQ)” is a debut LP from Lindsey Abudei, the Nigerian singer and songwriter, who have until now rested on the far corners of Nigerian music, seldom venturing into the center of the conversations to show her art. An EP titled “Brown” in 2013, was her last body of work, which did push her name through certain circles, but she had to rely on collaborations with Jesse Jagz and M.I Abaga, to have the sun shine on her star.
In 2016, she finally becomes the sun, as her debut LP, “And The Bass Is Queen (ATBIQ)” finds Nigeria mired in a year that has truly lacked in sufficient mainstream quality, and divergent sounds. Neo-Soul, her chosen genre is packed full into a 50-minute long, enticing and stimulating body of work.
Immersing and without fault, Lindey[sic] promotes her emotions with backed by the plucky strings of a guitar, in tandem with other percussion-providing instruments. Melancholy floats on ‘Drift’, ‘Out in the magazine’ delivers true knowledge propped by the piano and a haunting violin. Angst is a recurring theme on the album.
Love and all its pangs are properly documented on this LP. Through ‘Libra man’ she unbur ... Read Full Review