Kiana Lede Gifts Fans With a New Album 'Kiki' For Her 23rd
6 April 2020
by Kabura Ng'ang'a
For her 23rd birthday, Kiana Lede released an album dubbed ‘Kiki’. She has been in the industry for a hot minute now but this is her debut album.
Kiki takes us through the feels; we listen to Kiana broken-hearted, in love, moving on and being the queen she is. The whole album is technically laced around the motions of love.
Many new age artists are taking an alternative route with their music and as much as Kiana Lede’s voice places her in that category, this album is all RnB. Every song has a very nostalgic vibe taking us back to the RnB we miss. She has couple of samples such as Outkast’s ‘So Fresh So Clean’.
In this album, Kiana Lede takes her voice through beautiful trips; every beat gets a different feel and texture of Kiana’s voice layered over it. We get a very alternative taste of the voice over some songs, a well-pitched voice, raspy edges, clean riffs and a well-rounded voice. She takes advantage of some acoustic breaks in the album to really show off her voice and it is beautiful in rounding up the whole project.
Kiki is a 17 track project with a couple of collaborations; Ari Lennox, Lucky Daye, Bia, MoneyBagg Yo, 6Lack, Arin ray and Col3trane.
Catch a vibe with Kiana Lede on your preferred streaming platform with ‘Kiki’ the album.