Inspired by a diverse community of artists, including Michael Jackson, Wande Coal, and Wizkid, Kashcoming, desires to be relevant in the Nigerian music industry. His earlier released six-track EP, a highly personalized eponymously titled project, served as weighty evidence of this desire. This week, he attempts to dig his feet further in the sand by way of a Zlatan feature on his latest, Fire Fighter, a status-defining ode set against a bouncy backdrop of galvanic drums and hollow synths that speak to Kashcoming’s Afropop alliance.
Coupled with its boastful nature, Fire Fighter embodies Kashcoming’s now-signature melodious soundscape in a way that perfectly spotlights his narrative about how addictive he thinks his sound is. “Call the firefighters when the gbedu enter …” is a one-liner, strong enough to carry Kashcoming’s intention on its back, the same way the bouncy instrumental, does.