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Vanity impresses with Free Sugar

Mon, 19 August 2013 02:21
by Linekela Halwoodi

vanity, has finally released an album worth listening to, titled Free Sugar gives off a lot of African and Caribbean flavour.
The new album was released recently, and it is the girl’s first work that would actually have your feet moving and your waist winding.
The past two years, the girls made a name for themselves by being more provocative in their video’s with their skimpy outfits than they did with their music.
Free Sugar is a 14 track album produced mainly by Arrafat. They have also featured artists like Sunny Boy, Kamasutra, Dixon, Trace and 4x4 Too Much Power.
The first track, Tuli Mo Hole which translates to ‘we are in love’ is a smooth song and the girls must have taken pointers from Tequila for this one.
You can actually get through the song without reducing the volume.
The soft rapping in the song by one of the girls is soothing and sexy, which is something they have always carried.
Don’t let me go, is a fresh love track with Dixon which does not go too heavy on the instruments and is a lazy Sunday afternoon jam.
If you have been waiting to hear a kwasa kwasa song with ululating then you should listen to track 9, Tchuku Tchuku featuring 4x4 Too Much Power. This is when you can get that west African side on the dance floor to wind your waist as fast as you can go. Letting your dutch wax African dress drop to the floor.
They however get back in the reggae jam with track 13 which must be their best track, which goes “I wanna get to know you”. The song could actually make you cry if you listen to it alone. It’s a slow jam with a little bit of jazz, that’s safe to dance to and safe to sip tea to.
The last time we saw the girls they were on a song with Exit, titled Love All Day. The video involved girl on girl action with whips and chains.
It’s refreshing of them to take on a new challenge exploring away from their usual reggae sounding beats. They are growing in their music and their audience.