This year has been a rather quiet one for Maleek Berry, coming off the euphoria from his ‘Last Daze of Summer’ EP’s dominant run through 2016 and 2017. He opened the year with the release of his follow up, sophomore project, ‘First Daze of Winter’, where he seemed to focus more on emotions than the melodies. The result of his thematic exploration left him out of step with pop-worshipping zeitgeist, but with the catchy melody heard from his two latest singles, “Wait” and “Doing U”, you can expect his return to the dance-club DJ sets.
He produces a mellow beat for “Doing U” with layers of slushy synth samples, hovering over a bouncy Afropop drum riff. The laid back sound of the beat and his emotive performance, trying to convince a love interest of his attraction, captures the lightweight ambiance of night clubs by the beach. “Wait” on the other hand is set to a faster paced drum riff with layered vocals and horn samples like a live music performance. Maleek’s romantic intentions are also expressed here, singing “Girl It’s Just Me and You/ Nobody A’fi Know/ About The Things We Do” with his soothing and melodic vocals primed to piece hearts like cupid’s arrow. His charming lyrics and the hip-swinging melody of the beat he produces makes “Wait” the perfect song to close the night after the last call for alcohol.
You can listen to Maleek Berry’s “Doing U” and “Wait” below.
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