New Music Weekend: The Feast of EPs

September is yet a hatchling but what music creators are not going to do, is take things easy on us. 

This week, it not only rained good music but good EPs. Take a walk through this list to find new vibes for the week and beyond: 

Jowo – Jinmi Abduls Feat. Oxlade & Joeboy

Jinmi Abduls has always repped for the culture, not just the pop one but that of his Yoruba roots, and his sound is a reflection of this. 

On ‘Jowo’ an eclectic mix of influences and cultures with Zulu-inspired chants and soft highlife instrumentals, he pleads to his love interest to be good to him because no one wants to fall in love alone. 

To solidify his plea and the understated beauty of ‘Jowo’, he recruits Oxlade and Joeboy, two taste makers of soft pop to take the record home. 

Gbolahan – Bella Alubo

‘Dark shades know you can see me, see I’m finer than the last time you saw me.’ Those are Bella Alubo’s first words on ‘Gbolahan.’

‘Gbolahan’ might be uniquely titled after a flame of Bella’s we’ll never know but we can tell you that with it, she gave us an easy yet cocksure summer song that’ll have you feeling like the flyest person at the party, shades on or not. 

Fem – Davido

Davido came out of a social media hiatus and emerged a stern side-talking eschewing class teacher. 

On ‘Fem’ he shuts down all negativity, re-staking his claim as the king of positivity and a creator of instant anthems for the clubs, streets and car karaokes. 

Outta Town – Joyce Olong

Heavy piano riffs make the opening notes on ‘Outta Town’ and accompany Joyce Olong’s soft gravelly voice as we journey with on her address to a mysterious man and the mysteries of life on a whole. 

‘Outta Town’ may be a down-tempo, soft jazz tune but it’s not without its own body-moving wiles. 

Fancy – Amaarae

Amaarae has never been shy to take us into the four walls of her boudoir with her voice and on ‘Fancy,’ she aurally incepts us with images of utmost sexiness and hedonism. 

The trap-laced ‘Fancy’ is a rich two-for-one affair as we are met with two sides of Amaarae; the singer and the rapper, a pair that make a blend as perfect as tangled skin and satin sheets. 

Oh My Gawd – Mr Eazi and Major Lazer Feat. Nicki Minaj & K4mo

It’s about phenomenal booty and also designed to make all booties move, phenomenally. 

On ‘Oh My Gawd,’ Mr. Eazi and Major Lazer, serve a potpourri of sounds with a Dr. Alban sample in tow, Mr. Eazi’s easy delivery, K4mo’s catchy entry, and Nicki’s effervescent flows to create an afrobeats-seasoned, dance-hall banger, on a platter of electro-pop beats.

Ain’t Nobody – Sir Dauda

‘Love ex Machina,’ is Sir Dauda’s 5-song-long, succinct thesis on love as a liberator. And with ‘Ain’t Nobody,’ he encapsulates the different shades of love over compelling instrumentals reminiscent of classical music interposed with resounding drums that tell of the raging emotions that love brings. 

Ever Blazin – Wande Coal

Wande Coal finally feeds the people with a project and it’s an EP with 7 songs that ring true of his self-given ‘King Wande’ title. 

On ‘Ever Blazin,’ Wande Coal takes us on a dance-hall-tempoed ride that has him at full speed as a tastemaker of the RnB and pop type.

In My Bag – Denzel Oaks

Denzel might be the younger ‘Oaks’ but he is definitely a deeply-rooted rapper all on his own. Over the 5-song bearing ‘Zel’ EP, he proves to be an unshakeable force with versatile flows that’ll have you hooked. 

‘In My Bag’ is the first song off the EP and one of the two without features. A feature would have been overkill anyway as he featured multiple personas of himself that comes spitting different flows over Travis Scottesque tempo-drops and switch-ups to create a big flex tune and a hip-hop menagerie. 

Southern Steeze – Veen

With ‘On Impact’ EP, Veen’s fourth project all released this year, he employs his relaxed style to sing-rap about his journey so far, victories and women. 

On ‘Southern Steeze’ he pays homage to his roots and dishes a wavy cocksure record that’ll make his said southern roots proud of him. 

Made It – Olú

Olú’s ‘Feels’ EP is her penning her healing process and triumph over depression and turning that into ambient neo-soul tunes that’ll wrap the listener like a warm blanket on a cold day. 

On ‘Made It,’ she croons about helplessness and the futility of life while leaving the greyscale of these musings to sing about becoming fearless. 

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