Sometimes when we question why we go through the struggle of writing about music for little more than an occasional “thank you”, we receive a track that affirms what we do. “Addicted” is such a track. The beauty and simple sway is balm for our battered souls. Ess Bogale has hit the perfect mix of piano and delicate vocals to create something we are almost speechless in describing. After searching for the right production, the artist ended up with a more raw recording. The result is vulnerable and intimate. If you have a heartbeat, then you will immediately fall in love with Ess Bogale.
Dabbling into lush, complex production and eventually ditched that angle all together to focus on the vocals, lyrics and a minimalistic piano instrumental to accompany her. It’s a bare bones approach to her music and a bold statement at that. Not hiding behind any effects, or filters. Leaving no margin for error.
Ess Bogale delivers poignant storytelling, metaphors and questions life’s meanings with her debut album “Jonik & Yassy” recorded over one night last October 2018. Listen to “Time” below, our favourite from the collection of songs she released today.