Often times, we don’t have artistes sing about the duality of love; they either speak on the good or the bad, not both. In “The Love Games We Play”, Zubi explores both. After his recent single, Altar, was released in April, in which he engages his native sound to speak intimately with his lover, also a fan’s favourite, Zubi is ready to release his debut EP.
The concepts in The Love Games We Play are literal. Zubi explores how it is for different people; him and people around him. The excitement for both parties, the process, disappointments, and other things we feel while in love, basically. He delves fully into this in tracks like Luv4Me, where it’s obvious that they are in the developmental stages of love, where infatuation crops up. He explores it further in Crown Hennessy, and In My Feelings, where the character finds difficulty in relaying his feelings and allaying the woman’s insecurity and fears.
In Misunderstood, it all comes to a crescendo, it doesn’t end well. They have gotten to a point where all they do is “scream and shout, and don’t want to work it out.” They both have differences they are trying to work through, but either party isn’t cooperating.
“The Love Games We Play is about relationships, how we perceive relationships and how we go about things. They say love is a game and I just basically took my time to explain how I partake in the game and the things that have happened to me in relationships. So, I tried as best as possible to tell my story; from the chase, to getting to know somebody, to things working out or not working out, just how we play the game of love,” Zubi says.
The EP is a steady climb and we listen as a couple goes through the different stages of love. Zubi employs several genres (including Alternative Cruise which is his main genre) and he takes you through several realms. A truly enjoyable project.
‘The Love Games We Play’ is now available on streaming platforms