Week 198: Music I’m Listening To

A few of my favourite songs released this year:

THEY. – Comfortable ft. Fana Hues

Kinoti Kinyua – Nitangoja

Thesis ZA – Sondela

Omar Apollo – Evergreen (You Didn’t Deserve Me At All)

This Syd album isn’t being talked enough for my liking


Pertinent Questions

Do you like that person or do you like the attention they give you?

In the same vein are you heart broken because you loved them or because you feel that you are not the kind of person who is broken up with?

What do we do with these people who assign morality to rich people?

And what do we do with those who refuse to analyse privilege and the role in their lives?

Do men even understand how patriarchy affects them?

Why are men so comfortable saying “I know how men are”?

Do the men who understand how patriarchy affects them care? I have been reminded of this video.

This race towards “most woke person“, who asked for it? Also being aware of oppression + knowing the literature behind it =/= being a good, kind, helpful person.

Why is it easier to tell women to lower their standards? Oh wait – I know the answer to this one.

Why is it commonplace to assume women don’t know who they are, what or who they want and must therefore listen to others?

With all the knowledge, why aren’t we getting better?

These Two Albums

In my opinion, these two albums have a lot in common:

1. The artists are undeniably vocally talented.

2. The albums were eagerly awaited for and to be honest, had potential.

3. The lyrics to the songs are quite basic. I think we need to embrace other people who can write better songs.

4. The songs aren’t interesting. Melodies, beats, lack of BGVS – Quite monotonous.

5. The albums lack that “I will listen again” value. Replay value is missing. Quite forgettable.

Which albums you ask?

Ethan Muziki’s and Nikita Kering’s.

Now I think they are both playing it safe, the same beats, melodies as their previous bodies of work. I was surprised that Nikita didn’t even have a feature on her album.

Formulaic is the word I’m looking for.

Ethan Muziki specifically needs to try working with other producers because even when he produces for other people they end up sounding like him.