Last year I wrote about Antonia Vai and told you about that she was working on her debut album. Now that work is done and she has released not only one but two albums at the same time, collecting 25 of her songs. The first album “Lovers and Prophet” is more consistent in the sound and themes, while the second one, “Dirt From When the Earth Was Flat” is a collection of home recordings and varies more in style and sound, and which shows some of her creative span.
I think it’s just as enjoyable to listen to both albums, to discover where she’s heading with her musical ideas from one track to another. Even if it’s difficult to characterise her music in general terms I think that soul vibes is something that runs through most of her production together with doses of folk music, but expect excursions to jazz, pop and other influences in a sound that often takes off from the acoustic with a rhythmic guitar as the prefered instrument. Listen here below to the soul jazz vibing “Macho Woman”.