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Captivating Masterpiece: Asake “Work of Art” Album Review

Captivating Masterpiece: Asake “Work of Art” Album Review

BRIEF BACKGROUND OF ASAKE

Ahmed Ololade Lawal popularly known as Asake is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer known for his unique blend of Afrobeats, Afro-fusion, and contemporary R&B music.

He discovered his passion for music at a young age and began writing songs and performing in his local community.

Asake gained widespread recognition with his breakout hit single titled “Mr Money.” The song quickly became a viral sensation, especially on social media platforms like TikTok, where it garnered millions of views and sparked a viral dance challenge.

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The catchy tune and infectious energy of “Mr Money” helped establish Asake as a rising star in the Nigerian music scene.

PREVIEW OF THE ALBUM: WORK OF ART – ASAKE

Artist NameAsake
Album/TitleSad Romance
Writer(s)Inyanya
No. of Track14
Date Produced16th June, 2023
GenreAfrobeat, R&B,Afro-fusion
Record LabelChocolate City
WORK OF ART – ASAKE ALBUM PREVIEW

Album Art – Asake “Work of Art”

WORK OF ART - ASAKE
ALBUM: WORK OF ART – ASAKE

Asake’s second album, “Work of Art,” showcases the young Nigerian artist’s immense talent and creative vision.

Consisting of 14 tracks and 46 minutes playing time, including a noteworthy collaboration with Nigerian rapper and singer Olamide, the album is a vibrant tapestry of musical styles, emotions, and infectious melodies.

Tracklist – Asake – Work of Art

NOTITLEARTISTTIME
1OlorunAsake5:06
2AwodiAsake3:15
32:30Asake2:18
4SunshineAsake2:47
5MogbeAsake3:25
6BasquiateAsake2:54
7AmapianoAsake Ft. Olamide2:45
8What’s Up My GuyAsake2:55
9I beleiveAsake3:09
10IntroductionAsake2:56
11RememberAsake2:45
12Lonely at the topAsake
13Great GuyAsake
14YogaAsake

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Collaboration:

The collaboration with Olamide on one of the tracks adds an exciting dynamic to the album. Their chemistry is evident, and their seamless blend of rap and melodic singing creates a captivating contrast.

However, it would have been refreshing to see more collaborations with other artists to further diversify the album’s sound and introduce new perspectives.

Vocal and Sound:

Asake’s vocal prowess shines throughout the album, as he effortlessly transitions between Afro-fussion crooning, energetic Afrobeats deliveries, and soulful melodies.

His vocal range and control demonstrate his versatility as an artist, captivating listeners with his captivating voice.

The album’s sound is a delightful fusion of Afrobeats, Afro-fusion, and contemporary R&B elements. Each track is carefully crafted to evoke a range of emotions, from high-energy dancefloor anthems to introspective ballads.

Instrumentations:

The instrumentation on “Work of Art” is a testament to the album’s production quality. The beats are richly layered, combining traditional African percussion with modern synths and captivating melodies.

The production team at YBNL Nation/Empire has done an excellent job in creating a cohesive sonic palette that complements Asake’s vocals and enhances the overall listening experience.

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Lyrics:

Asake’s lyrics on “Work of Art” showcase his ability to craft relatable and catchy verses. He tackles various themes, including love, success, and self-discovery, with a mix of introspection and celebration.

While some tracks exhibit strong lyrical depth, a few others rely more on repetitive hooks and catchy melodies, which may leave some listeners longing for more substantive storytelling.

Rating and Critique:

On a scale of 1 to 10, “Work of Art” by Asake deserves a solid 8.

The album is an impressive debut, showcasing Asake’s talent and potential as a rising star in the Nigerian music scene.

It successfully combines infectious melodies, solid vocal performances, and captivating instrumentals to create an enjoyable listening experience.

However, the album could have benefited from a more diverse range of collaborations and a stronger lyrical consistency throughout.

In conclusion, “Work of Art” is a promising debut album that showcases Asake’s artistry and sets a solid foundation for his future musical endeavors.

With his unique blend of Afrobeats and contemporary R&B, Asake has the potential to further cement his place in the industry and captivate audiences both in Nigeria and beyond.

STREAMS

Asake ft. Olamide – Amapiano

Asake – 2:30

Asake – Yoga

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