Asa - Dead Again EP
|Asa - Dead Again|
Release Date: 25th August 2014
You could be forgiven for expecting Asa to be a soft, soulful songstress based on her press pictures and tone of voice but within seconds of this EP starting you realise that this lady has bite and attitude as much as she has talent. 'Dead Again' sees Asa give the world a mouthful as the pounding beats are soothed only by the sweeping strings and rippling piano notes and that rich, velvety voice shines through. On 'The One That Never Comes' the Nigerian-French singer reminds me of the mercurial Ben Harper with a hint of the Tracy Chapman's about her as the soft vocal tones sing of regret and remorse atop blues guitars and soulful keys. The third and final track on this collection, 'Satan Be Gone', is perhaps the one that will see this hugely talented lady propelled in to the limelight via the 6Music/Jools Holland route. Mixing the pop nous of Kimbra with Beyonce's soul raunch, some Motown funk and some downright dirty attitude, Asa shows that she is capable of mixing it with the big girls. Style in abundance but oh so much substance as well. Keep a close on this one, big things are coming.
More information: http://asa-official.com/
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