“Big girl, big girl, big girl o, see I depend on me”, Seyi Shay declares with her full chest on the hook of the third track, the title track to her third studio-album, “Big Girl”, summing up in very few words what it takes to be an actual big girl in the society. On her third studio-album, her first since 2018, singer-songwriter Seyi Shay explores her sexuality, financial stability, growth throughout her journey in life and musical journey so confidently throughout the entire 34 minutes of the “Big Girl” album, leaving no doubt in the minds of listeners. Seyi Shay is a big girl and she says that unprovoked!
The Afro-fusion productions almost running the entire length of the LP sets the nice ambience as Seyi Shay blesses listeners with her R&B blended with pop voicetone while being assisted by fellow industry big girls—Simi (“Glowanna”) and Yemi Alade (“Pempe”). What’s a big girl without the male counterpart to show for it? Well Seyi Shay has BackRoad Gee on the intro track (“Maserati Sexy”), Calema (“Stamina”), Wande Coal (“Ride For You”) and Shay Jones (“Mine”) to support her big girl claim.
The lyricism on “Big Girl” album flows seamlessly from sensual to braggadocious to introspective—everything that a big girl entails, Seyi Shay did not anything back the full 12-song duration of the “Big Girl” album.
I’m sure you must be eager to listen, go!