Truth, Love & Confessions Album is A Triumphal Return by Idahams
Reality, Love & Confessions is a triumphant return by Idahams. On this album, he had a monitor for everybody though at sure factors… Learn the complete album overview under for extra particulars.
Hart Idawarifagha Ishmael, identified by the stage identify Idahams, rose to fame with the discharge of Man On Hearth in 2020. The follow-up remixes have been the spark he wanted to grow to be one of many subsequent superstars in Nigeria.
The Grafton record-signed artiste lately returned with a model new album which he tagged Reality, Love & Confessions. A thirteen-track album that trickles with romance, intercourse, honesty, and extra.
The album begins on an appreciative mode as Idahams takes it to church on Gratitude. Over mid-tempo, choir-assisted backup vocals, the artiste was filled with praises to God. His verse can be interspersed with some private tales corresponding to his unsuitable choices and and the demise of his mom, which makes for an emotionally pushed monitor that might be relatable to most listeners. By advantage of this, Idahams well captures the listeners’ consideration with this primary monitor which may have been the album nearer. Not executed along with his grateful theme, Idahams continues with Che Che, and this time round, the choir vocals are delicate but nonetheless pierce the ears.
Port Harcourt’s best export, Ajebo Hustlers comes by on Dangerous Lady. And identical to the title suggests, the theme of the tune revolves round a pleasant day trip with a woman. As anticipated, Ajebo Hustlers’ lyrics are encoded, however, the message is evident; two macho guys meet their match in a feminine love curiosity. Moreover, the music video to Dangerous Lady serves as an apt illustration to the storyline.
Finally, this macho man meets a extra formidable match on Hate That I Love You. This time round, regardless of being damage, feelings stay at an all time excessive as he doesn’t appear ready to go away anytime. Nonetheless when Idaham says; “She Dey with one other man on mattress, I do know I no depart, my love too sturdy,” you’re sure to doubt the truthfulness of what he says.
Monitor 5, Odeshi begins with kids singing, beneath this can be a vivid flute instrumentalisation. A nod to self-acclaim, on this tune, Idahams is self-confident as he vows by no means to bow all the way down to anybody whereas hinging his perception on the Almighty. The tune ends with prayers from a child, nevertheless the lyrics are solely too bland to make headway of.
On the subsequent monitor, sunny saxophone meets upbeat manufacturing on Lovina. Idahams right here, is declarative along with his phrases, and extensively makes use of adjectives to sway the lady– Lovina, to his aspect. The featured singer Zach Zoya, enhances Idahams with a mellow, ear-pleasing verse. Similar to the opener, the manufacturing on this specific monitor brings the very best out of Idahams.
Idahams has at all times been an advocate for change. In 2018, he launched Heal The Land, a plea to the federal government over the nation’s insecurity and poor state of affairs. 4 years later, the scenario appears to be static as he cries over virtually the identical issues on Kpofire. The theme remains to be the identical and it revolves round what’s obtainable in oil-rich states in Nigeria. He then ends the tune with an attraction to the federal government to cease the environmental air pollution in Port Harcourt.
On Go Once more, Idahams admits his admiration for his sugar mummy. This monitor is simply as naughty as Dangerous Lady but with slight tweaks. I additionally imagine that is the place the ‘confessions’ a part of the album title is available in. The next monitor, Oyeh, is constructed on a lovelorn relationship and brings out Idahams mischievous aspect which is moderately hilarious too.
Any individual’s Daughter centres on weddings and may simply be the brand new addition to the marriage playlists round. Idahams leverages on a superb hook to draft this tune. Lyrically, it’s a tacky tune and reeks of a scarcity of inventiveness, not even the featured artiste, Muthaka, may save the monitor.
Strain begins with two totally different calls. One was between Idahams and his supposed sister, the opposite between him and his landlord. Each conversations revolve round monetary commitments. By the point Idahams comes on, the essence of the opener turns into clear; life would at all times include its stress, the power to resist it must be developed, Idahams, Metha4our, and Tugga Skii appear to say.
On the shakers which begin off Fast Love, Idahams gushes a few lady’s magnificence whereas affirming his unalloyed dedication. The place I’m From ends the album and identical to the opener, it’s an emotional voyage by Idahams mind-set. It’s additionally a continuation of the opener with a message in opposition to police brutality. A few of the strains coyly pay tribute to Steroman (E dey ache me) and Blackfacenaija (It’s arduous life for Naija), who’re two of Nigeria’s socially acutely aware artistes.
Reality, Love & Confessions is a triumphant return by Idahams. On this album, he had a monitor for everybody though at sure factors, the exploration of the subjects might have been complicated for the listeners. This is because of the truth that Idahams was attempting to do an excessive amount of on this album; he unfold himself too skinny. But all through, three themes stay dominant on the album; love, gratitude, and societal points. All in all, it makes for an all-rounded album.
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