”The phrase ‘Technical Difficulties’ is so damn popular in Ghana – my home country. It’s hard to go a day without hearing it at a concert, during a TV broadcast or trying to withdraw cash from a bank. I chose the title because as I created this project with equipment worth $2,000, my creative process was fraught with technical difficulties. The phrase kept ringing in my head. ”Technical Difficulties” describes glitches and imperfections in a system, be it a live show, computer software, whatever. It describes the things standing in the way of perfection”, explains Paapa.
”Technical Difficulties Vol. 1” is extremely soulful and thought-provoking, featuring Paapa’s signature style – meaningful lyrics performed over masterful music. He earlier described it as ”a snapshot of things I’ve been wrestling with – sober but hopeful songs recorded in the comfort (and inconvenience) of my bedroom”. Others describe it as a classic. You decide.
The 5-track EP was entirely written and produced by Paapa, mixed and mastered by Jayso. It features the beloved and inspiring Ghanaian afro-jazz/soul singer, Adomaa of VI Music and is now available everywhere.