First Listen: FATi is all about love in the first degree

(May 23, 2019) Afro-pop has a new sensation in FATi, whose debut E.P., Give Me More, became a hit in various parts of Africa.  And after hitting the charts big in Africa, her first two singles, “Queen” and “L.O.V.E. Love,” have received significant airplay on the radio in the US and Europe. This Liberian born singer/songwriter/producer who studied music management in the U.S. was born of musical blood, including two noted jazz singer/songwriters in her great grandmother (who enjoyed success in the 1940's) and, more recently, her aunt Senebella Gill – The Bronzeville Diva.  

(May 23, 2019) Afro-pop has a new sensation in FATi, whose debut E.P., Give Me More, became a hit in various parts of Africa.  And after hitting the charts big in Africa, her first two singles, “Queen” and “L.O.V.E. Love,” have received significant airplay on the radio in the US and Europe. This Liberian born singer/songwriter/producer who studied music management in the U.S. was born of musical blood, including two noted jazz singer/songwriters in her great grandmother (who enjoyed success in the 1940's) and, more recently, her aunt Senebella Gill – The Bronzeville Diva.  

FATi represents a current generation of Afro-pop, with an affection for the clubs that defines her vibrant personality. Backed by a colorful, breezy soundtrack, FATi heats up our latest First Listen focus, "L.O.V.E. Love” – breaking down her perspective of universal love for home girls, romance, music and motherhood.  The musical recipe that fuels “L.O.V.E. Love” embodies the popular Ghana-influenced highlife genre embellished by R&B, Caribbean and hip-hop influences.  Though there are traces of auto-tune on “L.O.V.E. Love” that presents a disservice to her solid vocals, the energetic vibe provided by FATi throughout this track and the accompanying video makes up for that minor oversight.  Now it’s time to feel the love of Afro-pop as expressed by FATi.   

By Peggy Oliver

FATi - "L.O.V.E. Love"

 
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