Adekunle Gold's 'About 30' Is A Hit
About 30 has been out for awhile now, but the music fever that this Adekunle Gold’s album is causing is not going away anytime soon.
After all the postponing the album was set to carry its listeners on another amazing ride.
About 30 showed that he has not only grown in age but also in his craft.
Fans were already feeling this vibe after listening to, Call On Me, Money and Ire.
On this album, unlike the previous “Gold” where he features only his alleged lover Simi, he features 4 artistes on the tracks Down With You, Yoyo, Mr. Foolish and There is a God.
One stand out song among his collaborations would be Down With You which stars the amazing vocals of DYO.
DYO(Dayo Olatunji), she is a UK based Nigerian singer and songwriter, who has song writing credits on Iggy Azalea's Grammy-nominated debut album, The New Classic, Fifth Harmony's eponymous final album and M.O's recent Mr Eazi-assisted hit, Bad Vibe.
Her soothing yet powerful voice, only increases your thirst to hear more, once the track is done.
In Yoyo, Adekunle Gold, tries a winning formula he learnt from his former boss-mix Yoruba and Igbo ala Olamide and Phyno, so he features Flavour, and it’s a perfect blend.
Mr. Foolish featuring Seun Kuti like the name suggests shows how “foolish” humans can be.
On his fourth collaboration with the Lagos City Gospel Choir (LCGC), he gives listeners a soul lifting song titled There is a God.
It is one song that might just be strong enough to wipe out the doubts of God’s existence to an atheist.
Adekunle Gold is a great song writer, but when he combines forces with Simi, its magical.
Just listen to Somebody, in the song he sings about finding perfection in being yourself.
It makes the perfect song to serenade the girl you love. Also, on the album are the songs Remember, Mama, Back to start and Pablo Alakori.
Remember is a reminder, that sometimes people will try to humiliate you in the name of offering help, but you can go the distance by yourself without that kind of help.
As Gold said in the song ‘your life will move without them and the Grace of God is all over/ they can’t stop you!’
Mama is for all the mothers out there. It would make a ‘correct’ mother-daughter dance at any wedding.
Other themes in his songs include: reminiscing about the past and the dangers of cutting corners.
Big Brother Naija housemate, Tobi, used this song to throw subtle shades at his former nemesis, Cee-C, and it’s understandable, as Damn Delilah, talks about love gone sour.
The Delilah in the song check boxes with that in the Bible, a lady who can betray her man, and shatter his heart into a million pieces.
In the last two songs on the album, Adekunle Gold shows us why he is 30.
His new age teaches him to do the unusual-He sings not one but two songs without speaking Yoruba on Surrender and Fame.
If you have not got your own copy of About 30, then ‘you’re still seating down on a long thing’
Bounce News gives the album: 4
1: Sucks 2: Good 3: Very Good 4: Excellent 5: Perfect