In LUCID, Asa is seeing clearly for the first time.

As often as Asa has declaimed love, she’s never appeared to play on the active end of the spectrum. In LUCID, Asa’s understanding seems to have cleared up, she’s taking the controller and making her own combinations now.

Bukola Elemide | © 2018 Onalaja Gbenga | Shot at Johnnie, Jazz & Whisky 2018

Between the quietly assertive funk of — the first song off Asa’s barely-credited 2005 album ‘The Captivator” — and the mellow rhetoric lull of “How…