Unruly – OVID
With tracks like Be You <3, Right Now, You Alone and Akira in circulation for sometime, the anticipation for OVID‘s new album Unruly only comes as expected. The singer/songwriter/producer sends out a message that indicates certain changes to himself; as a person and partially as an artist, as a result of residing in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, Abuja. With topics on soul-searching, engaging in vices, lustful fantasizing and sexual references.
This album sheds light on the new direction of OVID‘s music; considering how we’ve seen him express a lot of energy towards sounding like a parallel version of The Weeknd in the past; with tracks in his sophomore EPs Guns and Roses and The Afterparty. We now see him sound more like himself while experimenting various sound patterns and tempos.
The album only features 5 acts, of whom we are no unfamiliar with, except the singer Wa’ti. Others include rapper Sutè, Daphne, Denzel Oaks and Isah
After a night of intense listening, a poll was made between track #5 A Night Off and #7 D.D.D / Colourless King featuring Denzel Oaks. The featured favorite from the album based on our editorial selection happened to be #5, A Night Off which features singer Wa’ti, an Abuja based singer who offers an appealing selection of her vocals on a repetitive chorus “…take it slow..” over the trap beat.