Of the abundance of talent currently controlling the tides of nonconformism and experimentalism, among other impressive and inclusive features in the Nigerian music industry these days, psiv is a multifaceted, nuanced Nigerian artist dedicated to documenting his realities through his music. Much like himself, his music is multifaceted, cutting across afro-swing, drill, afrobeat, and dancehall in a bid to create dynamic bodies of work, most notably including his debut EP, Welcome To The 234. His latest, Wine & Lobster marks his return following the release of the pace-setting EP. The single brings together recognizable western influences in combination with the usual themes drawn from appraisals of enjoyment and celebration.
Wine & Lobster encapsulates the experience of the high life. psiv wants his listeners to feel sophisticated and over reverberating synths, he affords them opportunities to remember good times and bask in these memories. However, psiv feels like this approach might be more than just be wishful thinking and reveals the single’s essential message is that no matter where his listeners find themselves in their journey to the high life, they should savor every single second of their experience. The alternative is that if they don’t, they’ll miss out on a lot of life’s exciting moments.
Whilst the lavish lifestyle might not be everyone’s desire, Wine & Lobster encourages listeners to strive to attain their equivalent of ‘wine and lobster’, whatever that might be.
The single marks a change of taste and is a pleasant indicator of what is still yet to come from psiv.