First of all I’d like to say that Asa is not your everyday Naija artist. I don’t need to explain the uniqueness of her style or the depth of her lyrics. So I won’t. I can tell you however that ‘Beautiful Imperfection’ did not fall hand at all.
First thing I noticed about this album is the absence of any features; she went all out on her own here. I guess she wanted the album to be strictly Asa. I’ve (personally) got no problem with that. Her 2007 self-titled album was a hit, both in Nigeria and on the international scene and she did not feature anyone on it too. But if at all there were to be at least one featured artist I would have loved it to be someone like Nneka. I think they would make good music. I am also anxiously awaiting the videos that would come out of this album. She did a great job with the video for ‘Be my Man’ (click here to watch) so expect nothing short of impressive.
Some tracks to look out for: Why can’t we, Be my man, Baby gone (personal favorite), Preacher Man, Bimpè
Review: From the lyrics of a few of the songs, it seems like Asa focused a lot on herself and relationship issues. I would also point out that you don’t expect an avid Terry G-ish rocker-die-hard-crazy-head to really feel this album. Not necessarily the album you listen to on your way to the club, but definitely the one you slip into after a hard day at school/work and you just want some rest and relaxation. Although she did a great job, I believe making music with other artists shows versatility. That would have been a general plus.
Enjoy this bonus track from her album, Bamidele[audio:13-asa-bamidele_(bamidele)_(bonus_track).mp3]