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by Wembi

Music that will grab you, seduce you, move you, inspire you and will have you hitting " Play" again.
Genre: Urban/R&B: Neo-Soul
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Seductive Eyes (feat. James Reily)
3:21 $0.99
2. Puerto Rico (feat. James Reily)
2:51 $0.99
3. Birth of a Movement
2:32 $0.99
4. Hell No! (feat. James Reily)
3:16 $0.99
5. Ring That Bell (feat. Les Cline)
3:10 $0.99
6. Upendo
1:54 $0.99
7. Tanganyika (feat. James Reily & Bryan Stewart)
3:20 $0.99
8. Reaching out Across the Line (feat. Les Cline)
2:39 $0.99
9. A Promise (feat. Les Cline)
4:30 $0.99
10. Hopes and Lies
3:58 $0.99
11. I See in You
1:46 $0.99
12. Take My Hand, My Friend (Bonus Track)
2:30 album only
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Album Notes

Wembi ( pronounced Whem-bee) is a talented American singer/ songwriter/ composer/arranger and producer whose 3rd album release " Perspective", will leave you inspired and empowered. Wembi delivers through this album, his best work to date and uses a variety of music genres (Neo soul/ R&B, house music, adult contemporary, world ) to get his message across. "Perspective" starts off with " Seductive Eyes", a beautiful original R&B song that will have you moving to the beat in seconds and grooving to the gentle rhythmic bass guitar sensationally played by seasoned musician, James Reily. " Seductive Eyes" is about the power that lies in non verbal cues and the magic that happens when two strangers, attracted to each other at first sight, flirt all night long without ever saying a single word to each other. This song will have you snapping your fingers in rhythm and feeling sexy. Wembi follows the first song with " Puerto Rico", an ode to the courageous and forgotten people of the US territory afflicted by Hurricane Maria in 2017 and who are still trying to get back to some form of normalcy months later. The combination of a gentle melody, masterful acoustic guitar, exquisite harmonica and poignant lyrics, reminds us of the humanity that connects all of us. When natural disaster hits, suffering and assistance knows no color. " Birth of a Movement" is the 3rd title on the album. This House style thumping instrumental builds nicely in intensity. Of this original piece of music, Wembi describes it as a metaphor for how social movements are bringing greater awareness and change to larger issues in the world these days. He says “ Just like in real life, you have a triggering incident in this theme that leads to a single note or voice of resistance. This note gets joined by a few more and then over the course of the song, turns into a massive force.” Wembi follows " Birth of a Movement" with " Hell No!". This may be one of two songs off " Perspective", you cannot allow yourself to miss. It is simply powerful, empowering and will leave singing " Hell No" in chorus by the end of the song. " Upendo" which means " Love" in Swahili, is a soothing and well harmonized song that will take you straight to Africa. Wembi who learned Swahili at a young age, soulfully sings the first verse of this song in Swahili and then sings the translation of the first verse, as the second verse in English. He says that his objective in writing " Upendo" was not only to celebrate his African roots, but to also showcase the natural phonetic beauty of words in many African languages. "Upendo" as one critic wrote " is gentle and sweet, very moving. I wanted to hear more". The second instrumental piece on this album is called " Tanganyika" named after Lake Tanganiyka, one of Africa's largest lakes. The instrumental piece " Tanganiyka" carries a tempo that builds up as the theme goes and blending in superbly a soft wailing guitar melody. The piece features also the splendid contributions of James Reily ( Bass guitar) and Bryan Stewart (Drums). The rest of the journey on this album is not to be skipped. It includes beautiful mixtures of melodies and well crafted lyrics that not only show Wembi's musical versatility, but reveal his personal convictions on contemporary issues. Make sure to check out songs like " Ring that bell" ( featuring well choreographed hand bells), in which he recounts a deeply moving experience of watching a dear friend battle through cancer, or in " Reaching out across the Line" which is a song about taking a stand against racism and prejudice. The album concludes on a positive note with two songs that celebrate Love as a source of inspiration. Take a listen to all of these songs and you will come out feeling refreshed and empowered. You might even gain a new perspective on Life or yourself.



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