Zamorra "Storms & Rainbows"

Zamorra’s “Storms and Rainbows” reflects on the complexity of the human condition

Born Oluwashina Akinkunmi, Zamorra studied Philosophy at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife. While he navigated the school’s famed culture scene, he formed and kept friendships with the likes of Fireboy DML, Blaqbonez and Cheque, moving to Lagos shortly after his graduation. Coming into Africa’s biggest music market, shortly after “Importanter” went viral on Twitter and a remix from Small Doctor, a local Street Hop icon, consolidated him as a talent to watch out for. Zamorra would put out more singles as he built anticipation for his debut project, now signed to Edline Records.

Storms and Rainbows” reflects the complexity of the human condition. On its eight songs, Zamorra paints vivid pictures that offer a look into several aspects of life. The EP’s production takes after Zamorra’s love for the live performance, inspired by the percussive traditions of his native Ondo state while exploring sounds like R&B and House.

Zamorra’s accompaniment by a children’s choir on opener “Aiku” propels an artistic vision he’s honed for years. Whether he’s pulling the heart’s strings with the affectionate romantic ballad “Like My Mother”, or accessing a popular culture conversation on “Men Are Scum”, or even considering the world’s injustice (“Balance”), Zamorra’s husky vocals are perfectly situated to every beat, most of which was produced by Dunnie, a past collaborator with Wande Coal, Busiswa, Yemi Alade, Focalistic and Niniola.

At “Storms and Rainbows” conceptual peak is “Timeless,” a record whose theme of self-worth is elevated by his philosophical nurture. “I don’t look at the clock, I’m timeless,” he says about the song’s message. “There’s no latecomer for success. Time is not a limitation; time is not a constraint. It’s just a reminder of the past and our future.”

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