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11th October 2019 / LP or CD / Wagram



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We always guessed that Asa was guided more by instinct than cold purity. In 2007, when her first album was released, it was a quiet landslide: a platinum selling album, hundreds of concerts around the world and the album Live in Paris... The stunning story of an unclassifiable revelation that blurs the classic genres, between Europe, Africa and America, between posh soul and intuitive folk, pop and mellow reggae, and cross-border songs. Beautiful Imperfection was released in 2010, Bed of Stone in 2014... She needed time to live life and fill her soul and heart and voice so that once again, on a summer day, a song could surge out and reach the sky. This spontaneity is what Marlon B, the producer of the album wanted to preserve. His studio is absolute perfection. He works in a very relaxed, natural atmosphere.. Surrounding Marlon B, who played and programmed the percussions, the cream of Parisian musicians, virtuoso and precise listeners. And for the song The Beginning, that was in her computer for five years, an appointment with Patrice in Cologne unlocked the situation: "He added a beat that took the song to another level.”

The whole album speaks only of love in all its guises - pain, joy, pleasure, closeness... Mischievous love in Until We Try, a call for trust in You and Me and Stay Tonight, My Dear (Where Are You) - "It is a story that happened in India, I transposed it to my Lagos." She explores all these feelings that we all have experienced in our life - madly, drunk with or crushed by love. As always, since she broke out onto the scene, somewhere between a soothing sister and an understanding BFF, singing more about our lives than her own. That is what artists are for.
Format /LP or CD
Released /11th October 2019
Catalogue / 3368946
Barcode / 3596973689467
Artist / ASA
Label /Wagram
Genre / Pop Music
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