Praiz’s transition from smooth bass to Falsetto in his cover of Daniel Caesar’s Best Part is not the most exciting and lush sound we’ve heard from the stellar vocalist in recent times. This month, he impresses us for the umpteenth time with a sound deviation from his normal R&B/Soul genre in Shomolele; an upbeat record dedicated to a woman he pines for flavored with Bollywood cultural references and an assist from label mate, Dapo, who comes through with Fuji inflected verses and hooks sonorous enough to spark the fire Praiz seeks to start.
In kaleidoscopic sceneries reminiscent of the dance heavy scenes in Mercy and Sisi, we find the duo living it up in the midst of lusty women. Their engaging but carefree demeanors mirror the song’s lyrics that promise their muses good times.
Following an onslaught of slow and sappy ballads, Shomolele is a welcome party starter from Praiz.