Listen to “Gentility” by Melvitto and Wande Coal

A charming display of the Black Diamond's dark sense of humour

Wande Coal and Melvitto have come together to create a song that is at once a love song, a warning shot and a gospel-inspired club banger; “Gentility”. Wande Coal’s Yoruba vocals have always fueled charming and playful Afropop songs for club DJ turntables, but here his charm is replaced by a temper gotten from being taken for a fool.

Over the catchy mix of Afropop drum riffs and percussion harmonies produced by Melvitto, Wande Coal reminds listeners not to mistake his calm demeanour for stupidity as he narrates his frustration with lovers who underestimate him. Despite his somber reflections, the beat is bright and perky to match Wande Coal’s ever melodic performance. But with the rousing bridge at the song’s closing where backing vocals join in like a church choir to amp up Wande’s “Stupidity” chants, “Gentility” seems like a charming display of the singer’s dark sense of humour.

You can listen to “Gentility” below.

Featured Image Credits: Instagram/wandecoal


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