Album Remarks & Appraisals:
"Powerful vocals that channel Amy Winehouse at her peak and lyrics that recall Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye" -Teen Vogue
"Asa’s smoldering vocals weave genres together beautiful, creating ultracatchy melodies that get stuck in your head and stay there." -Bust Magazine
"It’s just a burst of positive energy. I love the beginning [of Why Can't We"] - a little acoustic guitar, a simple drum beat and then her gorgeous voice... The Nigerian singer’s entire sophomore album, “Beautiful Imperfection”, is soulful and uplifting." -KCRW
"Asa’s smokey voice and velveteen melodies can’t help but evoke a gentle joie de vivre." -Yahoo Music
Record Collector (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Album highlight 'Bimpé' is something of a wonder, blending together an African vibe with power chords and Asa's wonderfully emotive singing. A work of beautiful perfection..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.75) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "The Nigerian singer-songwriter continues to effortlessly blend pristine pop soul with the more indigenous sounds of her homeland on this second LP."
Audio Mixer: Tchad Blake.
Photographer: Jean Baptiste Mondino.
Arranger: Benjamin Constant.
Three years after her debut album made a big impression in the European world music circuit, Paris-based Nigerian soul chanteuse Asa is back with Beautiful Imperfection. Recorded in Lagos, this swinging hybrid of soul, pop, reggae, and Nigerian music is a lighter, more joyful affair than its predecessor, showcasing Asa's sincere songwriting and mellow, seductive voice. ~ Mariano Prunes