“To hell with you Delilah
You made me weak and left
Burn in hell Delilah
You took my strength
You run away when I need your help
Oju e ti ja o pada wale (you’re awake now, you wanna come back home)”
Damn, this quite blunt and explicit. The song is a very expressive one and relatable one. I am pretty sure that a lot of guys are on the same wavelength with Adekunle Gold here. Damn you, Delilah, Damn you for breaking our hearts! We will not be forgiving you any time soon. We want you gone as soon as possible (if only it were that easy eh?). Let us dig into the Music Review of Damn Delilah by Adekunle Gold himself.
This song resonates deeply with us, the lyrical; depth of the song cannot be stressed. We like the fact that Adekunle usually sings about day to scenarios. Not just your normal songs about girls and money. We love Adekunle Gold's repertoire of songs.
The Melody of the song is your usual Adekunle Gold sound but this times nuanced by a girl that breaks his heart. The melody of the song is memorable and tuneful.
The lyrics of the song are rich in depth. This is not just the usual hastily written songs with aberrant repetitive lines. This song was well thought out and written. It paints an impressive and believable storyline.
Adekunle Gold's vocals were filled with passion and a subtle bitter tone. It felt like an actual experience and it was something he had once gone through. His vocals were crisp and clear throughout the song.
The video did well to portray the mood and storyline of the song. Seyi Shay was the girl he was talking about. The video ended on a cliffhanger, stating that we will hear Delilah's part (which is Seyi Shay) of the story. Even the black and white quality of the song set the mood for a gloomy atmosphere which is right for a heartbroken person.
The only negatives were that some parts of the song were sung in Yoruba and some people will be left wondering what Adekunle Gold was saying there. However, it does not remove from the fact that this is still good music.