Indie pop songs full of dreamy guitar lines and soothing synths.
Loyal Beehype readers might notice that we’ve written about the talented Dutch-Ghanaian artist Nana Adjoa before. Last week she finally released her debut record “Big Dreaming Ants”, so reason enough to put her in the spotlights again.
The album is an introspective and intimate reflection on her identity, as well as a rumination about the tumultuous times we are living in. Yet Nana Adjoa makes it all sound a bit lighter by presenting her message as catchy indie pop songs full of dreamy guitar lines and soothing synths.
One of the (many) highlights of “Big Dreaming Ants” is “National Song”, a Radiohead-esque ballad that questions neo-nationalistic tendencies in a globalizing world.
The song comes with a beautiful video directed by Robbert Doelwijt Jr which stresses the urge to take care of each other in times of protesting and activism.
Photo: Latoya van der Meeren