Review: "Awake" - Uzia
Everyone feels a bit sluggish now and again. The weight of the world begins to weigh us and it feels as though we have to focus on our responsibilities exclusively before indulging. Feeling Awake seems like the light at the end of the tunnel when in reality it's closer than it seems. Sometimes we need to let loose to feel better. Life is better when music can take hold and energy is high. Uzia’s new track Awake will bring anyone back to life and show them responsibilities can wait. Let yourself be free and indulge in the majesty of the beat.
This disco anthem follows the trend of roller rink disco classics set by Dua Lipa. Uzia hits the nail on the head with the sound direction of this track. Dua Lipa may be the queen of this revival but Uzia’s take is a bit more subdued which sets her apart. Awake’s abundance of catchy lyrics and breathy joyful vocals pull the entire record together. They encapsulate the feelings of letting the world melt away. The main goal of this track is to get you moving and it does that exceptionally well with its glimmering instrumental. The track has mainly elements that are familiar to any disco listener but also have a new spin to them with a lighter bassline and a gentler flow. Awake is an addicting take on falling in love with life and letting yourself get lost in the music.
Uzia is a Norwegian songwriter who places herself at the intersection of R&B and dance music. The 22-year-old has roots in Norway and the Congo this is the foundation of her sound. She began her journey in church, her voice filled the church walls and she fell in love with music through this. She then moved on to a music career where her tracks have been shared through many platforms. Uzia even garnered a co-sign from Bebe Rexha in 2020 following a well-produced cover she released on the web. Since this shoutout, Uzia has been placed on several new music playlists, amassed many monthly listeners, and has even gotten a sponsorship. Her talent goes unmatched and with each track she drops we see her growth and her power. Uzia is a heavyweight in the industry and it’s only a matter of time before she skyrockets.
Written By Kaiana Lee