Tuesday 21 November 2023

Blue-in-Green:PODCAST #130: Eki Shola

Welcome to Episode #130 of the Blue-in-Green:PODCAST which this week sees Imran connect with the immeasurably talented, Eki Shola.

As a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and composer, Eki has cultivated a strong reputation for her inspired and all-encompassing approach to music-making.  Always revered for her ability to incorporate various genres and styles within her music - from jazz to neo-soul to twinges of electronica - her current, fifth album release '還 (Kaeru)', ushers in an even more ambitious creative scope...

Recorded in Japan alongside a team of musicians, the combination of cultural styles breeds sensational results and provides an incredible new aesthetic to anything we've heard Shola bless previously.  An album that finds itself immersed within the themes of identity and the concept of home, Eki has long proved herself to be an artist that wears her heart on her sleeve, creating impassioned and sincere music as a result.

We were grateful to catch-up with Eki to discuss the new album, recording and touring the release in Japan, the creative process and her family's deep-rooted connections to music.  We'd love to extend a gratious thank you to Eki for her time and for gifting us such a wonderful episode.

To purchase your copy of '還 (Kaeru)', please visit Eki's Bandcamp page below:

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