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EP Review: Alpha P – King of the Wolves

by onApril 12, 2020
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Length

17:00

Plot Synopsis

An experimental project.

 

Nigerian 18 years old sonical artist, Alpha P releases his debut EP under Universal Music in mid-November, 2019. The EP housed sonical singles like Paloma and More. There are a lot of comments and opinions about him sounding like Rema, but what people don’t know is, they were once together as a band and they probably developed that sound together.

Anyway, read the review below.

https://umgafrica.lnk.to/KOTW

Positives

At first-listen, King of the Wolves sounds exactly like a Rema project. After a thorough listen, I believe Alpha P could stand on his own because his sound is rawer and uncultured. There's a bit of an organic vibe to it.
The EP started with a mid-tempo dancehall-esque Afro record, 'Fayah' The TMXO produced record ushered us into Alpha P's melodious mind and it made me expect more. Then came the London-produced 'Paloma,' a fan-favorite. A pure afro-pop song with scanty lyrics and just vibes. London's production extends to 'Radar.' A dreamy Jungle-like Afrocentric record about a girl Alpha is willing to risk it all for. Altims and Alpha P came through with a genius trap record with 'More.' with dreamy chord progressions, smooth hooks, and interesting verses. More is my favorite record on the EP. The EP closed with an alternative rock song titled, Tonight.

Negatives

There's a simple problem. It's inevitable for people to say "He sounds like Rema" or "He's copying Rema." As Music geeks, we know they probably nurtured that sound together, but mere fans and music lovers are not going to see it that way. His team and A&R especially should have tried to tweak his music a little bit and shrug of the Rema vibe, seeing that he is still young and he can adapt because he is really talented. We understand that they were together through their development process, but it was an unspoken rule that whoever establish themselves first was going to be perceived as the pioneer.'
I hope the comparison doesn't eat on him and rather serves as healthy competition and help boost both careers,

Editor Rating
 
Structure
6.1

 
Theme
6.7

 
Production
7.8

 
Originality
6.6

 
Popularity
6.1

Total Score
7.0

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This is a good body of work from an 18-year old and you should give it a listen.

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