Riff: August Greene – “Aya”

Mar 12, 2018

Here we are alone/In this place called home/Here we are alone/In this place called home

from Aya lyrics by August Greene

A largely instrumental cut that showcases not only one musical genius but two. Riggins works the skins with expert precision, capturing a magnanimous march towards greatness. Glasper adds a smooth touch of whimsy that makes the whole experience radiate with optimism. It’s a balanced composition that pays homage to Aya, letting her know that she will always find a home here.


Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Hi-Fructose, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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