The Music Of Falana
My online steps are always ordered towards new music before it hits the airwaves. I heard Simi's E no go funny and Tiff long before she became quite the sensation she now is. Same goes to Nonso Amadi's Suicidal and Gele which I found on SoundCloud back in 2015 on a lonely night when sleep decided to played coy. Such are the thing I love to brag about: panning out musical treasures before the world starts to hum along.
So I stumbled upon Falana. If you love Asa, Nneka, Lauryn Hill, then Falana is the next to add to your playlist. Raised in Canada by Nigerian parents who introduced her to Fela, King Sony Ade, she broadened musical exposure in high school by listening to Maxwell, Sade, Nina Simone and Lauryn Hill, the latter who had the profoundest influence in her song-writing. She draws her influence from life and the empathetic feelings our communal existence invokes.
She calls her sound "Soul Fusion" which she honed during a one year stint in Havana, Cuba, where she also recorded her EP, Things Fall Together.