Nonso Amadi’s latest release, “Ease Up,” is a catchy afro-beats anthem. is a captivating mix of afro-beats instrumentation and soulful r&b vocals, showcasing the Toronto-based artists vocal capabilities and a unique take on the genre. The track opens with a soothing arpeggiated melody, setting the stage for Amadi’s smooth, resonant vocals. The chorus is rhythmic and uplifting, with a catchy hook that will stay in your head long after the song is over.
The verses are full of emotion, as Amadi shows his love for his home-country of Nigeria, while taking an introspective look at the social situations happening there.
“them leaders no dey care for us, their politics is more important.”
Despite touching on the social issues in Nigeria involving, politics, traffic and police harassment, Nonso is able show perseverance and optimism in the song. The reoccurring themes of not being brought down when surrounded by negativity, giving the song a depth that showcases a balance of honest takes on social problems with a lighthearted response to rise above it all.
The production by Harper Gordon and TJ Whitelaw is fantastic, with high-quality mixing and perfectly-crafted layers of instrumentation that give the song a rhythmic and expansive sound.
Amadi has once again proved himself to be one of the most exciting artists pushing boundaries, creating a song that transcends genre boundaries while speaking to the Nigerian experience. “Ease Up” is an amazing new release, and one that everyone should have in their collection.
Listen to “Ease Up”
Additionally catch his Vevo DSCVR live performance below: