North West London-based emcee/songwriter Abby Power makes her first entry on our site with two splendid cuts from her stash. The act who started out as a spoken word artist has been putting in work for years now and after taking a hiatus from music, she is back in the field with brand new materials for us to digest. She dropped a bunch of collaborations and released an EP, Home is where the start is, she then followed it with Class of ’94, Abby’s second EP within 6 months which was produced entirely by Lofi Hip Hop producer duo Frances, The Mute.
The first cut “Thoughts of an artist” is an insightful and reflective piece that sums up what indie/unsigned artists go through when juggling their everyday lives and love for their art. Bolstered by a somber and moody beat courtesy of Frances, The Mute, Power details her experiences in vivid fashion. From an adult viewpoint, it shows that real-time is not so glamorous and she is just as real as everyone out there trying to pay bills and keep their heads above water. In true school mode, she also reminds us that regardless of not being paid or filthy rich, her pen game is still at optimal levels.
The second cut “Indisputable” is pure bravado peppered with insightful gems from start to finish. The gritty and cinematic backdrop serves as the perfect backdrop for her smooth flow and ear-grabbing lyrics. She even switched things up with a melodic flow at certain parts. Joining her on the track is UK veteran emcee Genesis Elijah, who is not new to us and he displays his OG status with his characteristic gruff voice and commanding lyrics.