“Coconut” sees Sheik playfully emulate a radio-friendly sound and pen a conscious lyric about racial prejudice. The spoken word bits used really add to the songs message of being proud of who you are. “Dainty Lady” has a clear Indian feel and is geared at the dance floor as Sheik sings angelically. “In You” is sensuous and sweet, Sheik’s siren-voice lost ion soft beats, the frantic part only heightens the songs appeal.
“Here we go” features a lead vocal that reminds me of Neneh Cherry and an antiwar message that’s easy to agree with. The melody’s supple and lovely and the music pours forth like a river. Shaheen Sheik’s new album is a strong statement and a good record all in one.
Copyright © 2008 Anna Maria Stjärnell