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Delasi is bringing an unexpected sound with his musical collection themed with songs varying in messages covering topics such as African pride, skin bleaching, religion, borders and immigration and even a few songs on love matters. With this debut album: #Thought Journey, Delasi shows off his diverse skills as a singer and songwriter. He covers the map of life’s mysteries and sometimes ironic moments and #Thought Journey is full of surprising moments for listeners.
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Delasi’s unique singing style is loomed in baritone notes which are coupled with hypnotic Borborbor grooves, jazz infused base lines, and drum beats heavily influenced by Hip-Hop. Spoken word poetry plays a part in his ensemble as well as Delasi’s vivid storytelling comes to light in such tracks as “Afemakpor”, “Circumstance”, and “She’s Ghanaian”.
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Delasi has already started making a name for himself prior to the release of the album touring Germany, Ghana, Zimbabwe and Kenya. Hailing from the Volta Region of Ghana, in #Thought Journey, Delasi shares a bit of his heritage and strongly Ghanaian influenced sound singing songs in his Ewe dialect some Twi and Pidgin English. Delasi’s collaboration with artists from Ghana Edem, Recognize Ali,Yaw Donkor, Abena Gyamfuah, and Peter Somuah and Nairobi’s Shukid and Kevin Grands makes this album most unique.
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Delasi shares: “I want you to hear what’s inside my mind…to see how I have evolved. I want to be able to start discussions through the music. I’m free to speak through my songs and #ThoughtJourney has allowed me to do this beautifully”. For Delasi this album is an opportunity to connect and share his music with the world.
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Check out Delasi’s Thought Journey available now on Bandcamp:
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By Rebekah Frimpong