Ria Boss hit a new milestone in her career by releasing her debut live album, Remember. Released on April 29, the album is an ode to self-reflection and an invitation into her mind, traveling through familiar pains, losses, truth, and love.
For the first time in her career, the singer and songwriter featured artists on her songs and recorded her project live. Her fans and music role models influenced the neo-soul singer’s decision to record a live album. Citing the likes of Erykah Badu and D’Angelo, as musical influences, Boss said,
“All my influences thrive on live music.”
She further stated her fans have constantly said her live performances give a different experience, and she wanted to capture that quality on the album. Ria Boss recruited musical director NiiQuaye Aryee and the Ghanaian band, The Musical Lunatics, for the live arrangement of all songs on the album except “Obed’s Interlude.“
Remember is Boss’ first body of work after her THANKGODITSRIA EP series. It showcases her thoughtful songwriting and honeycomb vocals, taking listeners on a journey through her vast melodic range. It is also a testament to the songwriter’s expressive and profound lyricism, with all songs on the album written by her.
Remember features collaborations from Ghanaian rappers Joey B, Ko-Jo Cue, and Ghana-based Cameroonian singer T’neeya, with additional vocals from Alee. Ria Boss described her collaborators as special and perfect:
“every artist understood the assignment and went above and beyond for me.”
Ko-Jo Cue’s storytelling, Joey B’s constant support, and T’neeya’s brilliant voice tone are the factors she considered when choosing her collaborators. After having her first set of features, the singer hopes to collaborate with Nigerian musicians Asa, Show Dem Camp, and Tems.