The beauty of Kizz Daniel’s artistry is rooted in his ability to spin love stories in varying chart-topping and party-starting forms, a journey he began way back in 2014 with the critically acclaimed Woju. It’s been more than half a decade of soundtracking relationships and serving as a solid foundation for raves with singles like One Ticket, Mama and Good Time among others, and the Flyboyz Inc label leader still wields the power to make the best of the rinsed out love narrative. He proves it this week with a monumental return in form of his seventeen-track sophomore album, King Of Love, released after a hit single run.
The project opens up with Jaho, his earlier released philosophical anthem that has inspired countless introspective sessions. The inspirational single sets the tone for the rest of the album although different in narrative from the subject transcendent project.
Contrary to its title, King of Love does not stay on course in sound or narrative but touches on varied interpretations of the subject from the Philkeyz and DJ Coublon Boyz Are Bad that casts him in the light of a protective lover to the persona that is the life of the party on We Wan Comot to the lover who will do anything for his muse on Tempted To Steal.
Kizz Daniel spins about five different variations of love before he gets to the bridge of the album that connects his more brazen persona with the soft side he exhibits on the first eight tracks. Chek is the single on which the reign of his more edgy side begins and its neo-Highlife inspired instrumental is a befitting indicator of the range of different flavors he shares on the next eight tracks. The viral Fvck You and Teflon Zino produced Chana are standouts on this side of the album and with the paradoxical closer, Hook, he combines the elements that make up the entire project into a short but sprightly package that brings the colorful journey to an end.