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Wande Coal delivers another Classic on ‘REALMS’ EP

Wande Coal delivers another Classic on ‘REALMS’ EP
Wande Coal delivers another Classic on ‘REALMS’ EP

It is no longer news that Wande Coal has released his long awaited EP titled Reals, being his latest body of work after six years. The EP which dropped September 10, 2020 is another historic project in Wande Coal’s career. Wande’s decision of waiting for a long time before dropping a new project is not far from the new narrative of the singles-driven market that exists within the Nigerian music industry.

Realms passes as a complimentary project to spoon-fed Wande Coal’s hungry fans who have been waiting for new music from black diamond.

Let’s take a dive into Wande Coal’s thought process in ‘Realms’. 

Again

Starting off the EP with ‘Again’ was a well thought-out A & R done in the project. In the song, Wande Coal was in his element, delivering top notch vocals to score the song. The songwriting doesn’t take itself too seriously and it’s still a catchy tune that will get everybody fired up and dancing if played at the function.

Check

Check is another classic on the Ep. It’s a reminder of Wande Coal’s older records. The mix of ambient guitar riffs and Wande Coal’s soothing vocal pitch mask the song’s blunt lines and that’s the best part. “Don’t Check On Me, I Got Patek On Me” is a very cheeky line. He’s definitely sending a message to someone, sorry to whoever is on the receiving end. As the song builds up, his subject matter seems to delve into the romantic realm, hinting that the accused in this instance is an ex. Sending all the love & light to her because this diss song is a good song, will definitely revisit.

Naughty Girl

It is difficult to ignore Pheelz’ brilliant input into the making of Naughty Girl. Naughty Girl sits as one of the promotional singles in the EP, but it appears to be one of the outstanding hits in the project. it takes on new life in the space of the EP and makes for a more enjoyable listening experience. 

Ode Lo Like

Just four songs in and I think it’s safe to say that Wande Coal has an insane knack for melody and a deep comprehension for cadence because he kills any beat that he is given with ease. Dapiano’s cocktail of piano synths, horn blasts, and pounding drums makes the perfect bedding for Wande Coal’s cocky lines where he warns against those who take advantage and sends a clear message not to be trifled with. It’s not my favourite of the bunch, but it’ll do.

Ever Blazin

The songwriting on this record sticks out to me the most. This is probably the most open Wande Coal has been on this entire project, it seems very baring out your soul at 12 am kind of feel. I really like the high pitch falsetto to convey the depth of his emotions and there’s a sense of urgency when he sings “I Drive Myself Crazy Thinking ’Bout You” that will surely resonate with many lovers in the house. This is one of the songs on the album which definitely needs a video and we’re hoping for one.

Vex

At this point, we’re begging for something more than the promotional singles on this project but that seems too much of an ask. In any case, this record is a certified banger jeez! Sarz is a mad man for this beat, you can’t listen to this record without fighting the urge to move your body in some way. Everything about this song is infectious and the icing on the cake is really the kiss-offs to the adversaries. This has all the ingredients of Mushin 2 Mo’ Hits Wande, complete with the absurd rhymes (rhyming kolomental with chemical and the likes) and I am living! This record is begging for the clubs to be re-opened.

Again (Remix) featuring Wale

Finally! Time to hear how Wale contributed to an already great song. Brace For Impact. Okay so far, it’s just Wande singing the hook but hm, I am anxious as the evil that past international collaborations between afropop stars and rappers have done is enough, and etched in my memory. Wale’s verse sounds like it was just slotted right in the middle, not entirely convinced. Pause! We will have to run this one back cause it came and went so fast.

Listen to the EP Below:

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