There is a “born too late” mindset that plagues music fandoms, a phenomenon where you believe that the music made before your time is somehow more sincere, more real. Obviously, this is inaccurate, and every generation has its own version of this. But sometimes revisiting old sounds yields something so spectacular that the retro-worship urge is irresistible. Sound Sultan might not be the popular artist he once was, but he has shown he still has what he takes to drop gems.
Released earlier this year, “Ghetto Love” relied a little too heavily on the nostalgia of classic timeless songs like “Danfo Driver”, “New Dance”, “Ghetto Love” and more. But rather than rely on the familiar throwback influence for “Geshomo” his latest single, he takes a different route as he taps 2 Face and Wizkid. Both artists who have dominated the Afropop scene in different eras come to together for a mellow love inclined number.
Over the mid-tempo piano led beats that Masterkraft produces, Wizkid delivers a verse and sings a catchy chorus before Sound Sultan and 2 Face proceed to sing the praise of their love interests respectively. Though “Geshomo” sounds pleasant enough with the Afropop melodies from three different eras, placing it against the backdrop of their celebrated status as legends leaves a lot to be desired.
Listen to Sound Sultan’s “Geshomo” featuring Wizkid and 2 Face below.
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