Monday 22 April 2019

A quick review of Simi’s third studio album, Omo Charlie Champagne

On the 19th of April 2019, X3M Music artiste, Simi, released her third studio album titled Omo Charlie Champagne, which she said is a dedication to her late father.
Of course when you want to listen to good music, with great lyrical content and solid production Simi is your girl, so one thing that I can guarantee you on this album is that you will enjoy what she has to offer.

Instead of doing a complete analysis of each track, this time I will only do a summary of the album in general and some of the songs you should really listen to, hence the name “A Quick Review”. 

The album kicked off with the song titled Charlie, which is a clear song honouring the memory of her father, this is a very emotional song, especially if your father is late. If you still have a dad you will even appreciate the song more. This is a perfect way to kick off the album. 

The second track is Ayo and that was one of the singles she released ahead of the album. 

The next three tracks Jericho (ft. Patoranking) By You (ft. Adekunle Gold) and Immortal (ft. Maleek Berry) carry the first set of featured artistes. The stand out song among-st these three songs is Immortal (ft. Maleek Berry), which was produced by Sess (The Prlm Kid), the song gives us a feeling of what Simi would sound like on a foreign song, as the production was heavy on foreign funky vibes. I guess it was because of the Maleek Berry effect and talking about Maleek Berry, he almost stole the song from Simi. Without any doubt this is one of the best songs on the album. 

The track titled The Artist is more like a skit where Simi talks about the pressure an artiste deals with in terms of creating songs that will have to satisfy everybody mostly at the expense of the artiste's creativity. In all honestly when I heard what she said here I finally understood why the album sounds the way it sounds. 

I don’t know if this is just me but I believe Simi brings out her best side when she sings about heartbreak, Move On which is the 8th track on the album, is probably also one the best tracks on the album. On this track I finally heard that Simi I was waiting for. Though one thing I don't really like about the song is that the drums and kick used in the production are very similar to that of Jamb Question, which for me I felt took some beauty off the song but all in all Simi was her best on this track. 

Another track that caught my attention so much is the 11th track titled Please and for me this is the best song on this album, this song is very emotional, like e touch my heart every time I listen to it, the lyrics, the production, which was done by Oscar, is on point and once again that Simi of the Simisola album was back on this one. Too bad that this is the shortest song on the album aside Charlie which lasted for 2:04, Please has a duration of 2:17, still every seconds of the song is enjoyable. 

My final verdict on this album is that, this is an album you will enjoy listening to but I have to be honest and say Simi didn’t put her best effort in this album, there is nothing spectacular about this album. Given her musical talent, it is very obvious that she could have done better than this; this album is nowhere near her Simisola album. Maybe she just decided not to give into pressure and be herself, just like she said on The Artist, because I have to say I didn’t feel any spark or any form of extra excitement while listening to the songs, when next I pick the album I might just listen to my favourite tracks and move on. 

All in all I will give the album a 6/10. 

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