Fasina is a London-based Nigerian artist, he is an alternative act with more than three bodies of work in his discography. I listened to one of them yesterday night and it has been on repeat.
Lift was released in October 2016, the four tracks project run for about 14 minutes with Fasina exploring the Jazz, soul, and trap genre.
Despite his long year away from Nigeria, Fasina is still in tune with his Yoruba heritage as exemplified on the last track “The Family”.
Tonight, the opening track instrumental contained less percussion, guitar, gong are prominent on this tune as Fasina droll over a Mamacita who put him on a long thing. You get taken by surprise on the second verse when Fasina serenades the girl. Now, he comes open with the girl’s name, she is Carolina, no matter how vocal he tries to be, the instrumentals tend to overshadow it, the long solo saxophone added more flavour to the opening track.
Light, the second track of the EP is Jazzy and euphonious, it reinforces the theme of the first track. The lines are more endearing and sequentially arranged than the first track.
The build-up from the first track got untangle on “Fly With Me”, the real intention was made know, I want to wife you but before I do that, let’s do one for the road, down tonight, me and you alone, as if Fasina prayer was answered, the guy obliged to his requests.
Lift was an experimental project, Fasina was on a cruise, taking from here and there and making it into a whole, while his writing skill is commendable, Fasina does get lost, sometimes finding it difficult to find himself.