Nigerian born artist tadé (Idris Omotade Lawal) kicks off his 2018 musical campaign with the release of his mixtape 'A Man & Amora (mixtape)' and its accompanying visual for "A Man". The Toronto based act blends alternative r&b with afrocentric sensibilities. The mixtape in question is a 2 track project that shows his profound writing style deeply rooted in introspectiveness and spiritualism. The first song "A Man" is a reworking of Frank Ocean's "Chanel" which sees the young artist dwelling on God, love and everything in between. He acknowledges his shortcomings as he sings "...See I'm just a man I spent years being selfish, Needy faces that I neglected These the flaws that we inherit See I'm just a man..." . The second song "Amora" is a revamp of Daniel Ceasar's "Neu Roses", this track has more of a mellow, funk feel to it and as the title suggests tadé craftily delivers an ode to his significant other with his signature offbeat delivery.
The video for "A Man" is a simple visual performance cascaded with silhouette shots of tadé . Simple but pretty detailed look on the artists demeanor. 'A Man & Amora (mixtape)' follows tadé’s debut EP 'Omo' (child) , a 4-song project that touches on life, love, family and growth. The EP was for the most part recorded during Idris’ tenure at college, with friends and classmates. Thus, tadé was born.
You can stream 'A Man & Amora (mixtape)' below