Before I Begin (The Journey) may be Miss Baby Sol’s debut EP, but it certainly doesn’t mark her first foray into the music world; Baby has nearly a decade of experience in the industry as an artist – from solo work to group membership, backing vocals to writing. And on this generously endowed 8 track CD, it shows.
Before I Begin showcases the vocal and songwriting talents of Miss Baby Sol on an entirely acoustic recording
A combination of reggae, soul and jazz sounds, Before I Begin showcases the vocal and songwriting talents of Miss Baby Sol on an entirely acoustic recording. With the majority of production and instrumentation credits going to Boyan Bojan, with additional credits to Nutty P, J’nay, and Nihad Roshdi, the EP has not only a consistent feel, but a consistently strong one. Every single track hits the mark, with Baby Sol’s pitch perfect intonation and at times cheery, at times haunting lyrics riding sumptuous rhodes, horns, and guitars to create a timeless sound. It’s hard to pick a favourite track, but Sitting, reminiscent of early Jill Scott, or the heartening Tick Tock, are perhaps personal favourites.
The EP is available in a limited edition run of 500 CDs featuring beautifully printed artwork from Miss Baby Sol’s website, where you can also get cut price tickets to the 24th of January launch of her EP at London’s Hoxton Bar and Grill.