AGOG ALBUM REVIEW: A Trip To SimiSola Will Make You To Fall In Love
Guest Artist: Adekunle Gold
Record Label: X3M Music
Duration: 53 minutes
This Album is a masterpiece body of work from Simi that has invoked the spirit of the past into the present and has set it on the run for the future. This is why I will not struggle to find the same buzz of inspiration on it when I’d want to feed my soul off the vintage messages this records will bring my way in the future.
I usually don’t like falling in love because I personally hate being seen as the weak vessel. This is what love makes me; an emotionally weak man with broken wings, fallen walls and vulnerably positioned to love my partner like she is all i’ve got to live and breath on.
This belief has made me to build the great wall Donald Trump is trying to raise in the border of America in my heart and somehow, for a while now I have decided to remain single not because I love being single, but because I don’t want to be stupid in love with a fellow human. Yes! I don’t intend to be stupid in love. Don’t question my decision yet until you read what “SimiSola” has done to me.
I have personally been following Simi and her music for a while now, and she has kept me wanting for more like Oliver twist because of one thing; her scintillating voice. That lovely voice will fill you in when you play “Remind me” which is the first song on the album. It is almost without drum kicks as the piano echoes through the background with her singing about the way she has been offering her love to people with selfishness giving back the same measure of love as she is being offered, asking her lover to remind and teach her how to love one more time.
It is a very emotional song that will aid her listeners into exploring the deep, rich and lovely emotions she’s about to offer them. Although, This song is all spirited and slow, “Joromi” at track 2 has a bit slow but a rising tempo more than “Remind me.”
Going down memory lane, particularly in 1969, Sir Victor Uwaifor, a Nigerian music icon released a timeless song that has or can be liken as an evergreen classic－ Joromi which has inspired Simi’s “Joromi.”
Perhaps, Simi brought in her ingenuity on the inspired track, I am holding this belief to myself, that her own piece of “Joromi” will also make the evergreen list of Nigerian classic hit music. My fingers are not crossed on this.
In “Aimasiko” which has some element of Fuji music, (a popular music genre in the western part of Nigeria,) she pushes things up with a song of trust in God for wealth. It is a song of awakening and reminder that only God gives riches and that people should wait for Gods blessings rather than push to look for wealth in other places.
“Complete Me” is another love song that enriches this work with so much emotions. It all comes with her simplicity but delivers a powerful message of love as she kept singing wordings like “ If I no get you, is like the sun without the light, like a moon without the light, cause I need you in my life; if I no get you is like faith without believe, is like a heart without a beat” on the chorus.
“Gone For Good” is another emotional song. But this time, it is wrecked emotions that is crying out against a lover that has been dumped and called for a come back. The soft pedal and a simple harmonic song has some part of the song delivered as duet. “Original Baby” on the other hand brings the twist that this record required as Simi sings on an Afro beat that resembles a sample on the 1975 classic by Fela “Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am.” She sends a strong message of originality to accomplish the song that may hold the strongest positive message off this work.
At track 8, she teams up with her ‘music bestie’ Adekunle Gold the only guest artist on this work to drop “Take Me Back.” There is a drop off acoustic sounds that engages the main melody over a song that calls for acceptance for love.
Between “Angelina” and “Hiphop Hurray,” Simi wraps things up at track 11 and 12 respectively. Then she dumps “Love Don’t care,” “Jamb Question,” and “Tiff,” which happens to be her previous singles that had great commercial reception.
This album is a masterpiece body of work from Simi that has invoked the spirit of the past into the present and has set it on the run for the future. This is why I will not struggle to find the same buzz of inspiration on it when ill love to feed my soul off the vintage messages this records will bring my way in the future.
As I round off this review, I have been beaten back to my weakness. My love button has been pressed on and I will love to face my struggle one more time. I’d love to fall in love ones again because Simi has made me fall in love with SimiSola.
For a cloak on a body of work like this is; it is all about love. And as I am broken aback and ready to fall in love, this will be the aftermath on you if you allow “SimiSola” to fall on you.