Contributed - Balance is the word I would use to describe this 'Pain and Pleasure' EP by Inezi. With relatable topics, the EP explodes open with 'Refuse to be You' an upbeat rhythm with lyrics describing social issues and introducing Inezi's irregular sound, can it get any more real than this?
The opening track 'Refuse To Be You' sets the tone for the EP, keeping you in suspense about where Inezi will carry his voice-over of these beautiful melodies.
'Scatter Me Now' forces you to connect with your emotions and search your personality; making sure that your integrity is intact. Inezi delicately rides the rhythm while his voice gently blends with the musical tones. Yes, this EP has me excited! Excited for the new sound, excited for the content of meaningful lyrics, and excited for the opportunities that will become available to the artiste upon the release of this EP.
Over a roots/dub rhythm 'Blame Me' exposes thought-provoking energy that can arise in a relationship when the responsibilities of the issues at hand are put onto one party. I must highlight the electric guitar on 'Blame Me', as it complements the voice of Inezi in ways that emphasize and concludes the 'pain' section of this EP.
With an afro-beat leading us into the pleasure and seductive lyrics of the EP, we move 'On It' and slide into 'Fine Wine' which invites you to indulge in a 70/80 soul felt sound allowing you to adjust your emotions, smile, and feel 'Higher' for the duration.
It's the harmonies for me! The voice of Inezi is so clean, controlled, and full of passion. This EP has been very well executed. I literally take a presidential break while discovering the message in the music. The perfect balance of 'Pain and Pleasure'.
Written by: Lynnora 'Lee' Stedford - LUV RADIO