“We’re all so stimulated that we often close ourselves off to what we may think is outside of what we want to see, feel, think, experience… ‘That Day On The Train’ is a reflection of love found in the most unexpected of places – on a subway ride in Brooklyn. It travels through the spectrum of love’s symptoms, from the euphoric to the chaotic, and arrives at the question: What is this thing they call love?”
The past four years have been a period of significant growth for Mary Akpa. That Day on the Train, Mary’s reemergence into music since her 2012 Brave EP, showcases her more personal approach to music, chronicling the beginning of a love story.
Today, the Naija-born and Southern California-raised soul singer/songwriter’s voice has garnered her some much-deserved attention in Nigeria, landing big placements on Good Morning Nigeria and Cool FM.
That Day On The Train is the first offering from the upcoming, UNSEEN which is described on her website as: A soulful discovery of love – both the lifelong journey of finding oneself and of the people we encounter along the way. It’s a story about unraveling and being pieced back together. It is a testimony to all the things we never expect that leave footprints on our hearts and imprints on our souls – All the things we feel that are UNSEEN.
Self-directed with the help of Chika Okoli, the visuals are of beautifully shot scenes on trains and an idyllic countryside with Mary and her lover in enjoyng a pure intimacy.
Watch the video below: