So I was partying all through last friday and completely missed doing a review on the songs released the previous week. It’s ok. You can blame it on the alchohol. It’s allowed sometimes.
This week though we’re jumping right in. Dammy Krane and J’Odie. You know them, now let’s get into what they provided us this past week.
Dammy Krane – Amin
In my humble opinion, Dammy Krane has been hit and miss over the past years. Some hot, some cold, but overall you can say it’s been a good career from Dammy so far.
On this new song, Amin, Dammy Krane does something I’ve been waiting to hear from someone for a few months. A song that a good amount of thought was put into. Amin is simply a prayer. A prayer about succeeding in life, and getting what your heart desires, and as we all know every prayer has the punctuation of an “Amen”. In some ways it’s very 2face-ish in its delivery, melody, lyrics and vibe. That’s definitely a good thing.
I can’t put my finger on it, but it seems like there’s a small piece missing somewhere. Overall though it’s a good track, and even if it doesn’t become a “hit” commercially, it’ll be a song that we’ll still appreciate for years to come.
J’Odie – Seasons
J’Odie’s last album, African Woman, was one of the best albums released in Nigeria over the past five years. Even if it didn’t get the commericial success it deserved, it’s still one that her fans will hold on to for a very long time.
Her new single, Seasons, is classic J’odie. Soft tempo, well thought out lyrics, and great vocals. Everything about is great except for one thing that’s missing. It doesn’t (like her previous songs) have a Nigerian/African element to it. That was what made her other hits, Kuchi Kuchi, Mango Tree, etc stick to us. It’s not like this song is bad or anything, but it just doesn’t stick like her previous songs. High expectations might be to blame.
Will I still stick this in my playlist? Of course. It’s definitely worth listening to again.
That’s all folks. Till next time. And please drop your thoughts and comments on what you think of the songs, and the review. Tchau!
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