Falana in Repeat dig deep into commonalities of human experience
Singer, Victoria Falana newest single, Repeat has been described as a timely women’s history month soundtrack, as she continues to push powerful messages through her music and visuals.
The new work is her second single to come from her highly anticipated extended play (EP), Chapter One, which is expected to be release on Friday, March 29.
According to her, the track digs deep into the commonalities of the human experience in a world where change is a constant and our need for community, spirituality and love.
With the audio produced by Nicole Sison and the visual directed by Hanna Raschl-McRonald with styling by Yomi Adefala, Repeat is an empowering ode to resilience, resistance and faith. The video is a fusion of Falana’s fluidly moving in her glory and montages of political movements of Nigeria’s past, some of which were women-led.
Taking to social media, Falana on her instagram page wrote: “I dedicate ‘Repeat’ and Chapter One to every superstar woman hustling to be her best self, led by faith alone to guide her as she builds castles in the sky, fighting the odds, mending a broken heart, balancing purpose and fear and hopping over disappointments along the way— while looking absolutely fabulous all at the same time!
“To mothers, and mothers to be, and mothers who have lost; to sisters and friends, to sisters in Christ, to women breaking boundaries in places where they are told they do not belong; to the women who are still working 1000000000000x harder to get respect they are due, to women who are just trying to keep it together, ‘Repeat’ is a song about resilience, cycles, resistance and faith!”
It will be recall that Falana made her debut into the Nigerian music industry in 2014 at the Afropolitan Vibes that held in Freedom Park, Lagos, where she performed alongside Yemi Alade and General Pype.
After the release of her debut project, Things Fall Together, an EP of five songs that she recorded in Cuba, went away for few years. While away, she studied the works of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and made a stunning discovery – Fela often performed his songs before recording them.
Adopting the legend’s way of doing things, Falana took to performing songs first and then analyse and adjust them to suit her mood or emotions at the time.
This act gave her more clarity and led to her evolution as an artiste.
Describing herself simply as a musician, singer, artiste and a cancer (star sign), Falana notes: “Chapter One is a new experience… I have improved as a songwriter, there is a more distinct sound like you hear this and there is no confusion when you hear it. People will be able to say she created something new that represents herself, represents her journey and I can relate to it.”
As a lover of languages and musical instruments, the singer laughingly confessed that she plays different types of instruments, which she believes “helps the creative process of writing music.”
She reveals that her musical journey has so far been great. “If you do what comes naturally to you as a musician and you are yourself, people would see your music as different and authentic.
“I have had a lot of good feedback from different age ranges and groups of people about my music and it fills a lot of different spaces in people; I am really excited about that,” she stated
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