Afro-Folk singer/songwriter Naomi Wachira released her lead single, 'Beautifully Human' from her forthcoming second studio album, "Song of Lament" (pre-order via iTunes). The Kenyan-born, Seattle-based artist highlights issues of human equality, especially as it undermines the divine sacredness of those who are different. Wachira blends melodies of truth/wisdom with a blend of world and reggae-infused folk music to capture the attention of her listeners.
"Song of Lament" was recorded at Seattle’s historic London Bridge studio, was produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius, My Chemical Romance) with contributions from Dave West (organ/Rhodes), Teo Shantz (drums), Masa Kobayashi (bass), Tommy Sandovallegos (percussion), Eric Lilavois (percussion), Owuor Arunga (trumpet) and Andrew Joslyn (strings).
This collection of songs on "Song of Lament" is a testament to Wachira's full embrace of her creative power and its ability to spread goodness to a world churning with chaos and self-inflicted woes born out of fear and mistrust of the "other." It is a stark and heartfelt reflection on the contemporary world and the Human experience therein. Throughout the eleven-track collection, Wachira poignantly articulates the pain and chaos of modern times, while also lifting up her enduring and hopeful belief in the fundamental goodness of humanity.
Listen to 'Beautifully Human' by Naomi Wachira below.Continue Reading