The highly anticipated debut release from the rising star making an immense imprint in the global music arena was preceded with five of her songs being featured on Season 2 of Netflix’s second African original hit series Blood & Water, four of which are from her debut offering; a monumental feat for a new artist who was yet to release a full body of work and a true testament to FRYA’s star power and talent.
The 11-track album speaks to both music and metaphor. Sonically, the project covers a broad range of genres from heart-wrenching ballads (Changes) to club bangers (BDE, Fire Fire) and Afro bops (Calculate). Metaphorically and visually, Balance speaks to mastering the masculine and feminine, the strong and the soft, the sexy and the vulnerable. “The album is a perfect balance of who I am: tough, sassy, soft, bold, vulnerable… and the music expresses that. All my different sides working together to create a balance,” shares FRYA.
FRYA ushers in her debut album with lead single, Changes, and shares: “Changes is a song that’s very dear to my heart because it was inspired by my mother, Juliet. I wanted a song that expressed my pain… honestly, but also expressed a realisation that loss of any kind is simply love persevering. When my album pre-order went live in September, I received so many DM’s on Instagram from people in different parts of the world. I connected with people who had experienced loss during the pandemic and even before that. It’s humbling to know that I’m helping other people feel and release emotion the same way the song helped me. It also made me realise how powerful my intention was when I wrote the song.”
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