Nana Adjoa – Big Dreaming Ants
This is truly a gorgeous piece of work. Understated in some ways, absolutely explosive in others. The sleepiness over her timbre might make you believe Adjoa can’t match breadth with the music. Surprisingly, the brazenness of the music and the soft coo of her voice work wonderfully together. It’s nothing I can point to technically that separates her brand of soft voice, big music. There’s just incredible balance between the two. I’d say it’s most likely a feeling, a passion in both her voice and her lyricism that gives this piece of music that extra something others of her ilk seem to lack. A bit of Lianne la Havas, a pinch of Feist. Ladies and gentlemen, Nana Adjoa!