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Just because its valentine, Afro soul queen, Lami Phillips surprises her fans with a bolt from the blue album release, Lovers’ Therapy  an acoustics album of Lami’s cover of timeless love songs.  The charming vocals of Lami was over emphasized in the unrehearsed and unscripted acoustic covers as she revealed,

”These are unrehearsed and unscripted, we literally get in the studio, gist about what we are feeling and go with it. All live recordings – we leave any mistakes in. No auto tune on the vocals. Oh dear!”

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Some of the remarkable tracks from Lovers’ Therapy include, ‘Ex-factor’ inspired by Lauryn Hill and John legend coupled with ‘Fallin’ were first premiered earlier this year by Classic FM 97.3 in addition to the selection of love songs from her first album, Intuition.

 I remember hearing the song “Ex-factor” I was going for a run and heard her say, “Tell me who I have to be, to get some reciprocity.” That totally killed me. The truth is maybe sometimes love doesn’t make sense, maybe sometimes the person our heart identifies with is the person with the most power to hurt… Who knows? “Fallin Again” When I heard what I had done with this medley, I thought, I hope they get it. There’s so much going on there, vocally and lyrically. We didn’t plan it that way. It kind of just happened. Alicia Keys’s “Fallin’” served as a fab intro to this medley.

“I love performing live. I like being vulnerable with the audience. I like surprising myself, I hope you enjoy this. This isn’t for people with closed minds, not for those who want “pampamjigijigi” or for people with inner battle. It is for music lovers, for happy people.” Lami adds. Little wonder why the album is an acoustic version, stirring up the love for original music.

The exceptional track, ‘Love’ described as Lami is an inspiration derived from Love on its own. She put in plain words that love is , simple yet a complicated journey of learning  and self discovery. Another addition to the album is the brand new ‘Lovers Therapy’ and a recent single, ‘Jara.’

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“Lovers Therapy” Oooooh child… I leave this one on repeat because I was bold (some might say crazy) enough to cover Sade Adu’s “Sweetest Taboo”; Robin Thicke’s “Lost Without You” here.  The studio was very quiet when we did this; the band was probably thinking, Lami, godspeed!  Honestly though, this one is for lovers only. It’s calm, sexy, groovy and sensual… Enjoy!”

Besides the surprise album release, Lami adds more valentine surprises to delight her fans. Number One Soul Sister may have some fantastic giveaways in store today for her Twitter fans to make their Valentine’s Day just that little bit more special, while two tickets will be given away for a  for a dinner party at Prive where fellow soul singer Nneka will be performing.  While her evening is dedicated to a soulful Valentine’s outing where Lami is looking forward to meeting her two lucky fans, Valentine’s will see the singer, as a partner with Bethesda Child Support Agency, visiting a school for the less privileged.

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Listen to tracks below;

Jara

 

Lovers’ Therapy

 

Him

 

Find Me

 

Fallin Again

 

Ex Factor

 

Love

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