afro-pop, afro-soul, Ballad, Folk and Afro RnB
‘I’m getting jealous…..don’t want to see you with anybody’………yeaaaaa…I suppose music lovers and fans of Fireboy already know the lyrics to this song. Early this year, Ybnl’s artist, Adedamola Adefolahan professionally known as Fireboy released one of the most played songs on the radio, ‘Jealous’, produced by talented producer, Cracker Mallo, which topped music charts. The singer further released another mind-blowing single, ‘What if I say’ produced by Ybnl’s super producer, Pheelz.
The talented singer decided to up his game, as he announced on his social media platform that he would be dropping his debut album on the 25th of November 2019. The singer revealed the album title and the fact that fans could pre-order the album on major music digital platforms. The thirteen-tracks album titled ‘Laughter, tears & Goosebumps’ released on the 29th November 2019 did not feature any external artist. Fireboy pulled this by himself. Alright enough of the history, let’s get down to the review.
…..hmmmmm….After listening to the album, it’s safe to say Fireboy’s pen game is on point. The lyrics on this album showed that his writing skills is way better than most artist out there, yes we said that, argue with your keypads…lol. Another thing exceptional about this album is the fact that he didn’t feature anybody on this project; he made all these beautiful track himself, making his sound more original and different from what we hear. Most artists would have definitely featured a number of artists, but Fireboy proved different.
The production of the album is unique enough; Fireboy was quite selective on the producers he worked with, the production was mostly mid-tempo between 88 – 117bpm with urban and traditional sounds. Some of the notable producers he worked with include Pheelz aka, ‘Ridimakulayo’, Cracker Mallo and xyz. The vocal delivery, energy, and organization of the album were on point. Fireboy portrayed lots of emotions on this album.
The songs in the album portrayed the title of the album, ‘Laughter tears & Goosebumps’. The songs on the album are fusion of afro-pop, afro-soul, Ballad, Folk and Afro RnB. The entire songs on the album are simply put, a tale of love stories. Fireboy told us different love stores with this album. Most love birds will definitely have this album on repeat. Some of the outstanding tracks will advise you to listen to are, Track 1 (Need you), Track 2 (Vibration), Track 3 (Scatter), Track 5 (Energy), Track 6 (Like I do), and Track 12 (What if I say)
The entire album has that Jon bellion’s feel and sounds, (Jon Bellion is an international singer, producer and song writer). The production technique on this album was quite static, some of the songs were recorded on the same key, and some of the samples on the production were repeated for some of the songs, probably because one producer produced most of the songs.