To be Adekunle Gold, is to be a man of so many skills you will have to morph your creativity through many phases. You may have to start off with visual art, get into to creative art, do a bit of sculpting and then progress to the even more sophisticated graphic design, this of course, is before you finally decide to try out this music thing — which to truly be like Adekunle Gold, you have to kill by the way.
But that all of that is not only herculean, it’s beside the point. This morning, the singer decided to digitally release his debut Gold album two days ahead of his 28th of July roll out date. The album had been set for a June drop earlier this year, but Adekunle Gold had pushed it back for a July release due to the on-going Ramadan fasting at the time and we’re uber grateful to him and the gods of music for this wonder. Because all our first listen reactions tell us the wait was definitely worth it.
The Gold album doesn’t bother with witless skits or an overly stretched-out track list. The album holds a reasonable number of just 16 tracks with four pre-released singles and one intro that plays more like a trailer for the album than an out of place opening montage for a man and album that needs very little introduction.
Production work is shared between Seyi Keys, Oscar, Sleekamo, Pheelz, B.Banks and MasterKraft. Mixing and mastering for the album is mostly handled by songbird Simi, who is speculated to have songwriting credits on the same record. She is also the only featured artist on the entirety of the LP.
Physical copies should hit the streets later this week, but you can cop Adekunle Gold’s Gold album here