In just one year of rigorous activity including the release of a very much appreciated EP, Get Layd spurn by several variations of breakthrough singles such as You and Damn, Omah Lay has risen through the ranks. He’s proof that with the right amount of talent, passion, and affiliations, success is a certainty in the music industry. It’s on the back of these feats he shares the five-track follow up, What Have We Done to the earlier Get Layd, just weeks after American singer, 6lack joined him on the official remix of Damn.
What Have We Done is an appreciation of every track Omah Lay has put out in the past year that has served as the solid foundation he’s able to build what seems like a successful career on now. My Bebe, the fluid EP’s introductory track is a mishmash of signature quotable lines we’ve come to love the singer for. “I wanna love you, love you, love you, lo lo love you down”, “What have you done to me? what are you doing to me?” are lines that spark nostalgia and find Omah Lay following through on his promise to prove to his lover his uniqueness, a promise made on Lo Lo, the second single on the earlier released Get Layd.
Like the sonic journal it is, What Have We Done finds Omah Lay deviating from his concentration on matters of the heart. His past comes to light on tracks like Can’t Relate on which like the true Port Harcourt boy he is, he pleads with God to get rid of his opps from his past so his future can be hate free. His virus analogy on this track speaks to his lyrical dexterity, one he has proven time and again to possess. On the ensuing track, Godly, which follows the same path as Can’t Relate, Omah Lay courts his creator as he once again pleads for guidance even as his newfound fame presents him with situations he doesn’t seem to be used to.
What Have We Done is packed with the sultry vibes we’ve come to associate with Omah Lay, vibes that will set off heady moods. It also offers a bird’s eye view into his mind that houses his relatable takes on fame and his come up. The five-tracker unlike its predecessor is as identifiable as it can get for young up and comers like Omah Lay, serving as a universal journal for people like him.