Lil Kesh sticks to his affectionate narrative for new single “Love Story”

If it ain't broke, don't fix it

Lil Kesh’s rise to fame reached a fever peak after the drama surrounding his Headies loss to Reekado Banks in 2015. He has since parted ways with Olamide’s YBNL label that helped his talent get recognized and released a handful of singles that were widely accepted—“No Fake Love” being the most popular of them. After his feature on Young John’s “Bend Down” single last year, there seems to be no love lost between the former label mates but it’s hard to ignore the fact that the “wicked producer” hasn’t touched any of Lil Kesh’s recent releases.

The new single, “Love Story” perhaps inspired by how commercial “No Fake Love” was, also has a love theme (duh right?) and it’s produced by Princeton who was also responsible for the production on “No Fake Love”. Their collaboration appears to work as they combine to create another potential club banger with bass heavy drums and synth piano riffs primed for dance floors. Lil Kesh does more singing than we’ve previously heard him attempt as he harmonizes on the chorus, assisted by vocoda machines and layered vocals.

Lil Kesh confesses his love for his muse on “Love Story” as he delivers a rap performance in his usual blend of Yoruba and English. In praising his love interest, there’s a pseudo-conscious message of positive beauty that doesn’t rely on “silicon/contour”. He also references Olamide’s “Pepper Dem Gang” released earlier this year spitting bars like: “Oh Baby/ Me and you, we go pepper them like shito”.

Listen to Lil Kesh on “Love Story” below.

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