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OHK Records frontier, Skales has released his highly-anticipated studio project dubbed “Sweet Distractions” album.
Apparently, the new studio album houses 14-solid tracks and features appearances from top-notch Nigerian singers, Blaqbonez, Zlatan, Davido, Rotimi and others.
The songs on Skales’s Sweet Distractions fit into three broad categories: revived rapper credentials; animated relationship travails; and the contemporary zest of South Africa’s amapiano.
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Better known as a crooner, Skales beginnings as a rapper dictate proceedings on “As Always”, “Katapot” and on album opener “Hope, Freedom and Love”, on which he recounts his mother’s succumbing to a stroke, as well as career slights, drug use, relationship strife and money worries: “It still hurts, I hate the world so much man/Thank God I don’t own no nuke”.
Over woozy synths, emphatic kick drums and roving pianos, Skales finds good synergy “Pants on Fire” with fellow Nigerian artist Blaqbonez who, like himself, started out as a rapper, but later embraced the melodious advantage of his singing voice. “Heart in a casket/I’m done with that love shit” sings Blaqbonez with steely resolve to repair a deep hurt.
On more than one occasion, Skales proves to be a dab hand at amapiano. “Kpakurukpa” siphons the musicality of a non-word for the hook, which is layered with treated vocals and business-like lyrics about fun: “come take this life seriously/Hit the floor make we dance” urges Skales who, elsewhere, enlists the A-list support of Davido on “This Your Body”.
Hit producer Krizbeatz deploys broody synthesizers and patient piano on “Selense” which benefits from the enchanting presence of Zlatan, the inventor of zanku dance craze whose fame has become a source of incredulity: “Why dem dey threaten my life/Say I use dance collect their wife?”
See Sweet Distractions Album track list below;
- Hope, Freedom and Love
- Player Days
- Pants On Fire
- Say You Bad
- I Dey Miss You
- This Your Body
- Leave Me Breathless
- As Always
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