Sauti Sol's Bien Aime has recently stepped into the spotlight with his first solo album, 'Alusa why are you topless,' following the group's decision to take an indefinite break.
Bien decodes 4 inspirations behind his topless album cover
'Alusa Why Aare You Topless' album features collaborations with artists like Ms Banks, Ayra Starr, and Scar from Wakadinali
The album, featuring collaborations with artists like Ms Banks, Ayra Starr, and Scar from Wakadinali, offers a fresh perspective on Bien's musical journey.
Before the album's release, Bien Aime hosted a star-studded private listening party where he shed light on the inspirations behind the provocative album cover.
Mum's reaction to 'Nishike' video
One of the key influences was a memorable incident involving his mother's reaction to the group's song 'Nishike,' where they appeared topless in the video.
"This is a statement that came about when we did 'Nishike,' and my mum called me and asked me, 'Alusa, why are you topless?'" Bien shared.
Bien also explained that the album cover also draws inspiration from the notions of freedom and comfort associated with being topless.
Bien Aime explained that going topless symbolizes a certain level of discipline, encompassing aspects such as diet, workout routines, and commitment.
"For one to go topless, they must have a level of discipline in terms of what you eat, your workout, and commitment."
The topless theme serves as a metaphor for new beginnings in Bien's solo career. With Sauti Sol taking a break, he sees this as an opportunity for personal and artistic growth.
Topless is a new beginning for him, given they are now going to pursue solo careers as they break from the group.
The decision to take a break and pursue solo projects allows each member of Sauti Sol to explore their individual creative endeavours, contributing to their personal growth as artists.
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