In late 2019, after Omah Lay dished out “Do Not Disturb,” alongside “Hello Brother,” before the wake of 2020, when he released “Bad Influence.” Prior to the pandemic that struck spreading globally, Omah Lay’s ambient star rose with it. He became the new found solace in those times of lock down, when local clubs that almost always preserve the sanity of average Nigerians to escapism was shut accompanied with the incessant deaths caused by the COVID-19 plague all around the world.
Omah Lay became a part of our redemption at the time. He laced records out built around mild music, with his soulful vocals that aligned during those moments. Songs that ensued hope, lashed our faith out and made us attempt to embrace the fun and fandom once more regardless.
He was the newly pronounced star and he proved all of it after he successfully dished out his two critically acclaimed projects. Omah Lay has proven to become the creator that never disappoints, archiving multiple hits and has amassed huge numbers in less than three years. With his penchant for love, women and sex, carrying his unabashed originality alongside his poignant ability is what framed his debut LP “Boy Alone.”
A project that is personal for the artiste, and x-rayed his demons and temptations which he often quenches away with frequent alcoholic intake, marijuana as he affirmed all that is. Meanwhile, the project also travels through escapades of his struggles, choked with sex, love, as well as it runs deep to escalate his originality as it propels to drive a listener home, back to where he is from. He emphasized that he is the boy from Port Harcourt you should take note of, the boy who often believes in his capability. “Boy Alone” is like an extension of his super star power and it would possibly get you convinced.
Omah Lay’s debut album entails so much, including colorful sounds, a unique vocal texture that runs deep collectively orchestrating a proper album alongside every track synchronized with each another. The album was carefully polished to make a great taste of music and also, it tells that the artiste understands and genuinely appreciates where he comes from. He had assists on the LP from Tay Iwar and Canadian Justin Bieber yet, his originality shined through. Omah Lay infused his native dialect on the album in track eight, understanding how to dally himself up for love, as he grows vulnerable on the album as well, and pledged so much of his loyalty for the woman he loves.
Ultimately, Omah Lay made amazing songs all through the 14-tracks. With each song telling a separate tale, and alludes to the very creative potential as an artiste. Meanwhile, the LP can also be experienced, colorful sounds crossing his cadencing vocal. However, “Boy Alone,” housed Omah Lay’s originality, it accompanied his current state of mind and he seems to be getting started embracing his roots.