Having gone quiet for a number of months and leaving us with not much more than kisses for breakfast early in the morning, Lea-Anna dropped her debut mixtape Take Control in the latter part of 2013 as the year drew to a close.
Whilst this artist has previously introduced us to her sound with a few tracks, Take Control is the first real compilation of tracks that really showcases what this young lady is all about. Over the 18 tracks of this EP, I feel that Lea-Anna manages to reveal a very sassy and creative side that can adapt to a number of genres, but one that the listeners have not had the chance to become acquainted with just yet. Exhibiting this style over some very familiar, well-loved riddims courtesy of Wundah, this mixtape has proved to be an eye-opener for some, but for many, a reminder to keep a close eye on this lady.
It has to be said that one of my favourite aspects of this project was seeing Lea-Anna stepping out of the Dancehall genre and exploring more, which has most certainly added to the creative flair of this mixtape. In fact, this seems to insinuate that future projects from Lea-Anna may very well entail other genres, but only time will tell. I guess until then, we will have to stay tuned to see what moves she makes next as she continues to take control.
Download the Take Control mixtape here.
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