Review of Hold On by Basheba
Taken from her debut EP entitled Bad Friends, Good Enemies (released 26th October), this is Hold On from Basheba.
The video is dark along with the lyrics, but the drum and bass beats and guitar licks give the song a more positive outlook, especially during the chorus; “you’re not alone, hold on!”.
Basheba‘s (or Laurie Nicoll as she is known to her mum and dad!) voice is fantastic and one that would suit many different music styles, so it will be interesting to see where she goes next; if she decides to stick with this chilled drum n bass style, which I prefer, or if she moves into more commercial RnB territory. I guess it all depends on how big she gets!
Considering she has made it to the final 10 of the MOBO Unsung competition, she is definitely one to watch!
A teaser of all 4 tracks on the EP can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1KA_OE_yGk
Review by Nick Rayman