AUDIO: Falana – “Chapter One” (EP)

Chapter One

Falana is back to the music scene with her long overdue Extended Playlist titled Chapter One. The brilliant singer who had been on a music hiatus for no less than four years, excited her fans last year with the release of her single Ride or Die. She followed it up with Repeat which she dubbed as a song about resilience, resistance and faith.

The last time Falana released a body of work was in 2014 with her debut EP, Things Fall Together. While fans wondered what she was doing during her four-year hiatus, Falana was busy perfecting her craft, and she’s certainly risen to newer, better heights on the hypnotic project.

Chapter One opens with Repeat. The second track, Shine On is an encouraging ode to getting on with life after dealing with upsetting situation. Over a mellow beat she produces mixing drums and rattling samples with percussion provided by Wura Samba, she sings It’s A New Day Baby, So Shine On, seemingly speaking to herself as much as she speaks to her listeners. The next track, Give into You finds her prepared to begin a new romantic adventure with a lover. Though her captivating vocals take on a poignant texture, performing her heartfelt lyrics, the live band feel of the guitar-led instrumental she produces makes Give Into You a standout from the 5-track EP.

She continues to motivate her listeners on the fourth track, Get Up, channeling a folk sound for her uplifting lyrics. With her message of positivity, Get Up blurs the lines between protest music and a rallying song to set the mood for a productive day. Chapter One closes with an extended edit of her Ride or Die romantic ballad.

Speaking on the EP, Falana said:
“This is just the beginning. This project feels like the first, fresh chapter of what I know is going to be a very exciting journey.”

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