Shey Baba - Requiem (LP)

Prioplaat Juni 2019
Prioplaat Juni 2019
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LA-born singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Shey Baba releases his masterful debut album Requiem through Virgin EMI. In an age when music tends to feel rushed, shey baba is an anomaly. He takes his time.

The musician spent two years in relative isolation patiently making what would become his stunning debut album, before teaming up with producers Joey Waronker (Beck, REM) Rollo Armstrong (Dido, Faithless) and mixer Dan Grech (George Ezra and Liam Gallagher) to complete the record. Shey Baba’s voice stands out above all, setting the tone for the cinematic and emotive sound of the album.

“A remarkable debut album. A compelling if unlikely hybrid of falsetto, Radiohead-like atmospherics and melodies as mellifluous as those of Dan Gillespie Sells, shey baba’s music is both beautiful and bleak" – The Sunday Times

'There's a powerful debut from new face shey baba…. with its slow, dreamy quality and his incredible voice, that drops effortlessly from a piercing falsetto to a lower, more intimate murmur.” – The Independent