As an art form, music possesses a spectrum of expressive content and Lost, the second EP from AME ARDAI, has all this – in abundance. All five self-written tracks are a dive into her heart and soul delivered with arresting vocal power.
The EP has the recording dynamics of a live concert, theatre or even a musical. Almost as a follow-on from her debut EP, the first track It isn’t over delivers centre-stage engagement and raw emotion. The sensation she imparts is immense in scale. ’80s style electronic keys, and charming background harmonies on HDIF, Jorja and How Much subtly underscore lyrics of stories where love is lost. In the title track Lost, we get to hear what a truly gifted singer AME ARDAI is.
Each track pulls back the cover of usual affairs to reveal an artist outpouring her emotions in searing performances. There’s a cathartic sense in her words, unburdening her soul from life scars through music.
A minimalist musical arrangement keeps AME ARDAI in the foreground, and her vocal intensity defines the EP. Depending on the listener, I sense this EP will utterly captivate or be dismissed as much too theatrical and intense. It’s not for everyone, but for the listener on the same wavelength as AME ARDAI and her artistry, it is a homerun.
Lost EP - AME ARDAI
Each track pulls back the cover of usual affairs to reveal an artist outpouring her emotions in searing performances. Key track - Jorja