When the conversation turns to Skales, the tone takes on the language of Afropop hits from the early 2010s. Steeped in the culture for more than 10 years, the singer has grown from upstart to knowledgeable before the eyes and his rise has been defined by these unforgettable hits. Influenced by 2020’s ennui, his Healing Process EP found him in a contemplative mood, recounting the price and process that took him to the peak of his profession. His first single in 2021, Kayefi, found him musing over the concept of finding romantic companionship. And his new single, titled This Your Body, takes us back to those hyper-pop bangers that Skales made his name with.
Featuring Davido, Skales goes to work over a revamped amapiano-influenced bassline that sees him enunciate sexual innuendos dexterously with clever verses and a honeyed flow. When Davido comes in with his high-octane adlibs and verses, he elevates the pace of the song with a drop of his signature tempo.
The throbbing pace of the instrumental that underlines This Your Body favors both singers who lean into experiential aspects of their artistry for a warm summer anthem. Together, they complement one another as Davido provides the emotional gravitas and Skales brings a soothing tonality to the collaboration showing that bangers are the language they are both fluent in.