PR plug for the Every Opposite album:
Zaki Ibrahim delivers ‘Every Opposite’, an album whose apocalyptic allure makes it impossible to forget. Producer Tiago Correia-Paulo attributes one thing. Her voice. “Zaki has an extraordinary voice and no instrument – not even an orchestra – would be able to compete with it,” says Tiago who handled most of the musical direction for Every Opposite.
You’ll hear strains of these dance formats deconstructed alongside pop, indie, soul, Hip-hop and afro beat sounds to create an utterly comprehensive album that is plural in its reach – (Every Opposite was recorded in eight different places) – and singular in its captivating effect. Sade, Stevie Wonder, Zap Mama, Radiohead, and J. Dilla counting are just some of the icons Zaki names as life-long inspirations. “It’s told as a fable and is set in the future, says the singer/song-writer who counts her fascination with science fiction as a major influence for her album’s loose narrative.
I was a pretty big fan of Zaki‘s Eclectica (Episodes In Purple) album and, I know it’s sacrilege but no joke, the comparisons to Sade in terms of her vocal tone are not unwarranted. This new album is a little different from that one but it’s worth a listen. Check it out and tell me if you agree.