We told you twice to make sure you go out and get Bashy's new album 'Catch Me If You Can' and if you haven't, I'm going to give you some reasons to!
Bashy definitely put a lot of creative thought into making this album and it shows from beginning to end.
Before Before is the kind of track that will have you saying "Oh yeah, I remember that" throughout. A nostalgic walk down memory lane reminiscing about TV shows, computer games and sweets! Told in his own entertaining and animated way this is definitely one for the lyric conscious.
Change, which we at SocialWriters feel is the stand out track on the album, is a very honest and heartfelt account of Bashy's life to date. On the track he touches on very sensitive issues around growing up, being a role model and forgiving people for their mistakes. Much like Kidulthood to Adulthood and Black Boys, (both bonus tracks). Change shows Bashy's continued musical growth.
Ransom ft. Wretch 32 and Scorcher is destined to be a classic UK hip hop/Grime record. I think it was a very smart move to have two artists, who I feel are the next to blow, on the same track. All three go back and forth through this inner city tale about wealth, jealousy and flossin'. (Check out our archives for the vid too!)
We Can Do Anything ft. Loick Essien & Jamelia is an extremely inspirational song which is definitely needed these days. Bash' enlisted Loick Essien who has featured on tracks with Chipmunk and Sway and the lovely Jamelia, who still sounds as good as ever, to let people know they can achieve anything they want if they're willing to work for it! A very fitting song for our current economic crisis.
After listening to the album we at Socialwriters think Your Wish Is My Command should be the second single to follow up Who Wants To Be A Millionaire .
Overall Bashy has put out a 17 track CD which is reflective, thought provoking and very well produced . Through his experimentation with different sounds, this album will appeal to a wider audience and get him some much deserved mainstream exposure. The North West London resident has managed to find the right balance of mid tempo and upbeat tracks just in time for people to adopt his disc as their soundtrack to the summer.
Bashy I salute you Sir.
UK STAND UP!!
Available to buy at HMV, Amazon.co.uk, iTunes, Play.com and UK Record Shop