A contemporary R&B cut framed in a lush strings-drenched production.
By Kerry Doole
Basha - Faith (AWAL): This recently-released track is the debut single from Toronto singer/songwriter Basha. It was recorded and produced in Toronto and mixed by noted engineer George Seara
Based on this cut, Basha’s sound fits neatly into the contemporary R&B sound that is now au courant. His plaintive vocals are framed in a lush strings-drenched production, until staccato beats take centre stage for the final minute.
The song is accompanied with a moody video clip, directed by David J Redman, shot in Hamilton, and supported by FACTOR.
A press release notes that "Faith is rooted in the frustrations of a nationwide lockdown and captures the raw emotion of reaching a breaking point that lives inside all of us. Whether it’s triggered by a pandemic or a relationship, that moment when we start to question our ability to get through another day… that moment when we question our 'faith.'"
Basha reportedly spent nearly 18 months locked down in his Toronto apartment during the pandemic, each night spent writing, creating, performing, producing, and refining his sound. A debut mixtape is anticipated later this year, and will merit watching out for.
Management: Steve Jones