Starred: Cina Soul’s Metanoia EP Review

Metanoia the EP that is kind of stuck with me for a while right from the name which is actually strange to my ears to the tasty soulful sounds from the brittle brass, adept basslines and delightful vocals, that would be enough of a reward for my music search endeavors.

The new sound from Ghana comes in the form of the young talented singer Cina Soul, Cina has been doing covers much to the delight of many, but she could not let her style stay covered in other people’s musical renditions, good decision! Though for her talents expecting less would be kind of absurd at least for a music freak.

Her dexterous vocals fit well with a variation of sounds contained in the entire EP, some rock vibes, soul blends, house clusters, r&b to the electrofolk, sometime echoing to the woozy background or settling into the drum gaps and stretching beyond the keys and strings, a wholesome of talent, at some point she sings atop trap beats, on “Baddo” which she features KiDi, kind of the off-track on the album but she certainly ties it up to the entire concept of the EP.  “Julor” is kind of the singer’s most ‘popular’ jam, she enlists the help of top Ghanaian rapper M.anifest, the beat hesitantly kicks off with some drums then finds perspective when she jumps in to sing all touchy and full off love then M.anifest lays out his rhymes showing some love. On “Lovers Tiff” Cina is lost and longing for some love despite the intrigues of the relationship.

“Lolonye” is a delicate, laid back piece which features Worlasi and displays the artist’s vocal versatility complimented with Worlasi’s artistic layout of rhyme schemes. “Mama No Like Me” is an acoustic piece which lets the EP pick up the pace on ‘Next to you” before settling down to close on a love ballad “Awo” leading back to highlights of her silky vocals.

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