Jidenna – ‘Boomerang’

Bang, bang, boomerang
Do you love or hate me now, babe
Bang, bang, boomerang
I can’t believe it all began with a joke and champagne
I really never cared about it
If you plantin’ or plantain

Jidenna! is certified bae so anything he releases has to make it to my playlist simple fact only. I am still recovering over the shambles that One Africa presented earlier in the year that saw him not perform at the SSE Wembley Arena but as always he delivers and with an EP release Boomerang he released the title track  check out the video below that features some amazing choreography

The song sounds like it has a small sample of Major Lazer’s ‘Get Free’ maybe some of the more keen ears can confirm that or not although the fact the song is produced by Diplo explains that fact away.

The video is based on a couple who dance their woes away when their car breaks down, Jidenna makes a little cameo at the end of the videos as a bobblehead.

Jidenna’s Boomerang EP Tracklist

1. “Decibels”
2. “Boomerang”
3. “Spy Candy” Feat. Tiwa Savage
4. “Bambi Too” Feat. Maleek Berry, Quavo and Sarkodie
5. “Little Bit More (Remix)” Feat. Burna Boy
6. “Out of Body” Feat. Wale and Dot Cromwell

 

#TBT Maleek Berry – Last Daze of Summer

Maleek Berry announced a show at Scala and it soon sold out for some like me I was equally happy and disappointed as I was yet to purchase a ticket but will be nursing my FOMO with a get down of his first EP – Last Daze of Summer and look forward to his new music and continued growth. Check out the listen throughout I did for Maleek’s Berry EP -Last Daze of Summer.

Review: Mumbi 'Discovered'

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Artist: MUMBI 

EP : ‘Discovered’

Year: 2013

 

Mumbi is a Kenyan artists of who first caught the industries attention with a cover of Just A Bands ‘Probably for Lovers’ offering a smooth stripped back rendition of the single. The next I heard of Mumbi was with a realise titled ‘The End’ ft Fadhilee Itulya. The world was slowly but surely being introduced to its next female artist in July:14 I got a copy of hers and Wangechi’s Eps and have now worked through them to offer some reviews. 

As with EPs, ‘Discovered’ does the minimum expected firslty introduces Mumbi as an artist and secondly showcases her singing capabilities, ‘Discovered’ features four songs we don’t get a true glimpse of whom Mumbi is within the EP one can say that obviously with only four songs its going to be hard to do so, hence the space left to fully capture her audience in her LP; the four songs on offer fail to showcase Mumbi’s versatility and creatively lyrically or vocally and also in production once again all points that can be addressed in her full length album. 

We should hopefully anticipate a more driven direction when it comes to owning her genre fully and carrying the mantel for young female singers she has a wide advantage at this time and is her own competition within the Kenyan market and has a good starting ground in finding a clear direction be it in creating a cross genre in neo soul and or house. Simply put we need more diversity more display of versatility and vocal range even if it’s one song otherwise Mumbi runs the risk of having safe sounding, non intimidating songs that will not fully perpetuate her to standards that she is more than capable of attaining. 

Maureen Muthoni

@MISSMUSO