Often existing in shades of blue, Maleek Berry’s music tends to be preoccupied with romantic yearnings, set to his breezy musical sensibilities. A few weeks after delivering the stellar hook on Goldlink’s “Zulu Screams”, Maleek’s first single of 2019, “Flashy”, finds the singer taking an ebullient turn that is apt for the lyrics he sings, recounting his come-up as well as his continued determination.
Set to a bouncy production comprising light piano harmonies, mumbled background vocals and punchy drums, Maleek sings a flurry of brag-filled quotables like, “Bitch, I’mma glow if I don’t shine/make a million with my guys”, and also delivers a quick but impressive 8-bar rapped verse. While his lyrics carry some weight, the song listens like a shoo-in for constant radio play in the coming months, due to the catchy beat, Maleek’s confident performance and the music video Capone and Guise direct, showing Maleek Berry in his flashy drip, surrounded by pretty women and driving a Lamborghini. Other Afropop acts like in the UK like Juls, Eugy and more also feature as cameos, joining Maleek Berry to celebrate their climb to the mainstream dominance.
You can watch the music video below.
Feature Image Credits: YouTube/Maleek Berry