Rema has been on fire in the past few weeks and in no rush to slow down, has given us a double dose of his pure vibes today. He released a compilation album of all our favourite songs he’s been doling out, and that wasn’t all he had in store for us, as the singer has also teamed up with Grammy-nominated DJDS and Tory Lanez for a reflective new song, “Simple Things”.
Last year, DJDs teamed up with Burna Boy for the 4-track EP, “Steel & Copper”, which housed reflective songs such as “Thuggin” and “Darko”. Now, they’ve returned to Nigeria and enlisted our current star boy, Rema, in the peak of his dominant run at the moment. The joyous mid-tempo beat by DJDS leaves a lot of room for Rema to do most of the heavy lifting, handling the hook and a closing verse. Tory Lanez joins him for a verse and sparse ad-libs in between instrumental breaks, where he lays out all the things he’s looking for in a relationship.
Rema starts and closes the song with the infectious hook singing “simple things are your blessing, how you no notice your blessing”, which seems very fitting to these times. Currently, as the world tries to navigate the threat of a pandemic, everything has been stripped down and we’re all reliant the important things in life. Rema is reminding us that it’s in the simple things, and sends a reassuring message (against a beat that slaps) to everyone.
Listen to “Simple Things” here:
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