Shola, Eki / Drift
Album: Drift   Collection:General
Artist:Shola, Eki   Added:Nov 2019
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-12-18 Pull Date: 2020-02-19
Week Ending: Jan 19 Jan 12 Jan 5 Dec 29
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 16, 2020: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
4. Jan 02, 2020: Old Fart At Play
2. Jan 09, 2020: I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants
Destination Unknown
5. Dec 26, 2019: Old Fart At Play
3. Jan 04, 2020: Music Casserole
6. Dec 26, 2019: Old Fart At Play

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-12-09
Reviewed: 2019-12-08
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: Multi-instrumentalist Shola follows her excellent album Possible from earlier this year with Drift, another volume of songs created for the purpose of healing, comfort, and motivation. Much of it falls somewhere in the ballpark of trip-hop and future soul, with heavy, soothing bass, dubby effects, and highly encouraging lyrics. - Paul Simpson, WCBN
If You Like: Flying Lotus, Bonobo, David Sylvian, Linda Perhacs, Joan Armatrading, Georgia Anne Muldrow
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Grounding – cello starts> slow song about grounding yourself while pulling energy from above> swings to midtempo like an electronic tribal dance with call & response
*2/ Take It Easy – synth starts> a slow mantra of comfort with echoing lyrics slowly builds in tempo> synth/percussion duet> midtempo song> slow fade
3/ Hibernation – synth starts hesitatingly> slow quiet song about withdrawing to replenish yourself builds to midtempo> slow fade
*4/ Ancient Cry – bells/synth start> slow celestial choral morphs into midtempo song about finding balance in life> fade
5/ No Worry – synth starts> midtempo song about settling into a bubble of music and letting your cares slip away> synth solo to fade
6/ True Déjà Vu – synth starts deep & slow> Ancient Cry in reverse> fade
7/ Surrender – vocal & synth start in pulses> slow song about letting it all go moves in slow waves> slow fade
8/ Compass – ethereal synth with beats starts> shifting instrumental tempos about centering on your spirit guide> fade
*9/ Wishes – synth with gong-like sounds starts> midtempo instrumental with reverberating chant like an electronic tribal ritual, about a yearning for childhood memories> slow fade
**10/ Enough – synth/vocals start> midtempo song with soaring vocals about accepting yourself as you are swings to uptempo, then slows to midtempo again>> slow fade
**11/ Movements – Rhodes starts hesitatingly> shifting tempos with intermittent vocals intended to have the listener let go & move> slow fade
*12/ Destination Unknown – Rhodoues starts> uptempo instrumental with swirling vocals about following your passion and confronting uncertainty at different turns> slow fade
*13/ Recoverie – synth starts slow with celestial choral> slow song about recovering from the santa Rosa fire, in which she lost all her instruments & music> slow fade
*14/ Flow – synth/vocal starts> slow song comes in waves, about syncing into the flow of nature> fade

Track Listing
1. Grounding   8. Compass
2. Take It Easy   9. Wishes
3. Hibernation   10. Enough
4. Ancient City   11. Movements
5. No Worry   12. Destination Unknown
6. True Deja Vu   13. Recoverie
7. Surrender   14. Flow