Nigerian-born singer and songwriter, Lindsey Abudei has gradually crafted an earthy mix of Jazz, Soul and Alternative elements into her elegant, contemporary sound.
Born and raised in Jos, Nigeria, by parents with diverse musical tastes, her influences from Jazz, Rock, R&B, Blues, Soul, Classical and from artists like Roberta Flack, The Beach Boys, Sade, Eva Cassidy, Sarah McLachlan, Lauryn Hill, gradually helped in honing her sound which she calls Neo Soul/Alternative. Albums like Stevie Wonder’s “Songs In The Key Of Life” and The Beach Boys’ ‘Pet Sounds’ are one of those that not only got Lindsey immersed in sound and stirred her love for harmony and interest in songwriting – but also built her training by ear.
It’s been quite a hiatus since the release of her critically acclaimed album, “…And The Bass Is Queen”. We all remember how lovely the single (and video), Out The Magazine was. She’s recently featured on Brymo’s album, Yellow. We expect to hear and see more of the same in the new EP.
“One On The Outside” is the first single from Lindsey Abudei and serves as the first single from her forthcoming EP, Kaleidoscope. That EP is set to be released later in 2020. With lyrics bursting with poetic construction, delivery that makes the listener almost able to vividly picture Lindsey singing every note, and emotion matching the very message of every song. Lindsey has produced a masterpiece that can earn a five star rating among music critics, professionals and peers. From the east to the west, anyone who has an ear for music cannot dispute the mastery and artistry on display here.
Speaking about the new song, Lindsey said “I’m interested in human experiences in every sphere — my personal ones and of those around me.
As an outlier myself, I am about (finding) freedom— in ourselves, our stories, our conversations, our lives and our communion with each other. This song perfectly captures all this and more.”
Sublime and bare, “One On The Outside” is a ballad that draws attention to the feelings of an outlier wanting previous notions of expectations stripped away. Although its literal interpretation paints a relationship scenario, it speaks to the feelings and desires of the deviance to be accepted for who they are.