Wizkid has been promoting his third body of work, Sounds From The Other Side since signing to Sony’s RCA Records earlier in the year and earlier today it went live. On the 7 tracks which were not singles, Wiz primarily touches on relations with love interests on the project indications show as his come-out offering on the world stage.
Considering that Wizkid’s global push has been dominated by tracks which have seen him piggyback off bigger acts, it is particularly interesting to see is Wizkid standing his ground impressively on tracks he features no acts on. Sexy is a particularly good showing as Wiz comes armed with backup vocals from Efya and a Fela sample on his way to the closest thing to an afrobeat track of the new offering we receive.
On All For Love, Wiz recruits South African R n B singer, Bucie on the way to a stellar House track recorded in 2015 and asking what heights are acceptable in the name of love.
Kudos must also be given to Wiz on his collaborations with Ty Dolla $ign and Trey Songz which meet the benchmark and see their different styles compliment one another. In this category, Gbese takes the W and could be argued to be the best track off the project as Trey Songz and Wiz vocals meet a Del B beat.
The greatest thing Sounds From The Other Side shows is Wizkid’s evolution from solely an Afrobeat act into more of a pop act with an ability to also deliver across a range of genres including afrobeat and house.
The one disappointment of the project could be said to be his lack of creativity with his songwriting and the use of songwriters is something he should probably explore.