If you were underestimating what Kiss Daniel would put out in the form of an album, then you’re not alone. Kiss Daniel (real name Daniel Anidugbe) probably surprised a lot of peeps with his new album, New Era. Now let’s get into the specifics.
The album kicks off with a reggae-esque New King, a self proclamation of being at the top, but honestly if this was indication of how the album was going to be, it is a tad bit disappointing. Thankfully, this is one of the few underwhelming tracks on the album. By the time we get to Jombo, the album really kicks into high gear, with a smooth, easily lovable tune that has the catchiest of hooks. Staying with the love theme, the album gets to the hit track, Mama, and now we’re really in business.
Even though, the theme of a lot of “pop-ish love” songs stay the same, the sounds are refreshing enough that every one sounds like a new experience. Kiss Me, Woju, Give Into and others follow this trend. But you’ll be mistaken if you get lured into thinking there are no songs of substance.
One of the stand out tracks, Alone, is classic example of a song on the album that shows just how musically deep Kiss Daniel can get. The lyrics hit home for anyone who’s had forge ahead based on self assurance and self determination. Melodically, it sounds as traditional as you’ll get for a mellow rhythm. Reminiscent in a weird way of 2pac’s If T ... Read Full Review