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Davido – Sweet in the Middle (Feat. Naira Marley, Zlatan & Wurld)

by on November 22, 2019
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Length

4:09

Plot Synopsis

An experimental afro-fusion record

Verses

4

 

Seven years after the release of his debut album, Davido releases his much anticipated sophomore album, A Good Time. As the name implies, Davido tried to create the scenery for having a good time with this album. Sweet in the Middle is an Afro-fusion record off the album that features Naira Marley, Zlatan & Wurld. The record was produced by Shizzi.

Positives

When we saw the line-up, we didn't know what to expect. Whatever came to our minds, we didn't expect a smooth blend of Jazz, R&B, DJ Maphorisa-esque afro-house, and hip-hop. This song is one of the most experimental songs we've heard this year, and it came out nice. Shizzi played jazz chords over an afro-house drum pattern. Davido made R&B runs while singing smooth afro-pop melodies. Wurld sang clean and smooth R&B melodies. Zlatan rapped a nice verse and strangely, Naira Marley laid a trap-infused verse. As I said, experimental!

Negatives

The song sounded weird at first listen and we had to replay it to catch the drift. As they say, the first impression matters, maybe because the experimentation was too much. If you were a science student in secondary school, you know when you freestyle a chemistry practical mixtures and still end up getting a 'C', that's what this song sounds like. By the way, Naira Marley's verse wasn't needed on this song.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
5.4

 
Vocals
6.5

 
Melody
6.5

 
Originality
7.5

 
Instrmentals/Beats
7.0

Total Score
6.6

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You should listen to this song to grab the aesthetics of this great fusion of sounds.

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