Hazy pop, smoky Foggy Afropop and snowy r’n’b and alternative British grime are the conditions to weather up your playlist this week. The storm does not calm as more projects are released almost every day. As the musical year draws to a close, week by week, we present to you the songs you should listen to this week:
Orphans – Coldplay
It seems to me that the group gets better with their delivery – the hollow instrumentals, the experimental vocals, the bounce off the hook to jump into the next verse is just as smooth as butter.
Super power – Zlatan featuring Davido and Yonda
Zlatan enlists the forces of his 30 billion gang accomplices to serve up an Afropop brew that differs from the usual rhythm music lovers know him for. Davido and Yonda alternates between hooks to allow the indigenous Emcee spit bars in native Yoruba tongue. This is off his project ‘ZANKU’.
Selah – Kanye West
Kanye’s new style of music is acceptable even when doubts still linger among music lovers. On this smash off his ‘Jesus is King’ project, he recruits choristers to chorus praises as he raps effortlessly on the Hip/hop production.
Vex – Wande Coal
The Afropop inspired track welcomes vocal assistance from Sarz as Wande Coal provides more like a freestyle on the Sarz production. Wande Coal’s effort mismanaged the expected vocal reach.
G love – Krept & Konan featuring Wizkid
Wizkid backs the group with an impressive performance and one will be careful not to confuse one part of the group with Skepta. This is flawless.
Sunshine – Peruzzi featuring Davido
Label boss Davido and DMW signed act Peruzzi collaborates to serve a love tune. Peruzzi sets the pace for Davido as both switches verse and chorus together glamorously.
I feel love – Sam Smith
Sam Smith falls in love again and has made a love song for his conscious fans who fell for other people seemingly.
Ginika – Dice Ailes
Dice Ailes revolves around selfishness and questions how an unknown swindles him for personal gains in one of the best Afropop songs you’ll ever hear this week.
Up to something – Mayorkun
Mayorkun sings without stress and the Afropop song speaks volumes for the dreaded singer.
Kiss & tell – AJ Tracey featuring Skepta
Both men came prepared and delivered excellently on the grime inspired melody.
This article was written by Alex Ndace; he tweets via @AlexNdace