If you are one of those, who said Mr Pascal Ejikeme a.k.a Etcetera would never make you dance and raise the roof up in the club, then you might have to rephrase 'cos it is official – his sophomore album will include one or two songs for the dance halls.
The soft rock singer who has over the years given us unusual songs tied around bold and conscious lyrics will raise the
tempo in his new album titled 'YES I AM'.
The 15 track album, produced by Wole Oni, JB, Kraft and Etcetera himself will hit record stands and stores in the last quarter of this year (2010).
According to the singer's label boss, and CEO of X3M Music, Steve Babaeko, "The tempo has gone higher; the music is more unpredictable and electric; but Etcetera's sound remains. There's a lot of fun, love and pleasure in the mix, we have not compromised anything. You will still find more thought-provoking lyrics and uber conscious tracks like – Ring the Alarm".
The album which was recorded with all instrumentals played live, include collaborations with JB and label mate OD.
Obviously, Etcetera's facebook and twitter timeline has been popping questions from friends and fans, asking when his next album will drop… "I have been busy in the studios trying to cook up something new; something special. But I can assure you that
this album is fresh" Etcetera says.
Also, with the next general elections around the corner, Etcetera spends a lot of time talking politics, governance and corruption on his new LP. "Ring The Alarm" for example, which was released at the peak
of the Jos killings this year, has inspired many fans and colleagues to think twice about the future of Nigeria and the role music can play; inspiring us all to rise up to action and save our nation.
To be expected before the album drops are two videos "Ring the alarm" and "Post Card". Video of the single, "Ring The Alarm" was shot in Lagos this month (July); the song is dedicated to the victims of the Jos crises in Nigeria. The song speaks about poor governance, corruption and sundry
injustice in Nigeria.
Etcetera made his debut with a self-titled album 'Etcetera', which was released in May, 2008. The album housed great songs like 'This Is Not A Song", "Michelle" and "Biafra".