A critical review of Falz’s 5th studio album ‘Bhad’ which was heavy on social criticism
Falz’s most recent album, ‘Moral Instruction,’ leaned heavily on social criticism in order to create an album that served as a window into his fascinating mind and allowed listeners to explore his thoughts on many societal issues.
Falz has released several rap singles in the lead-up to his recent album ‘Bahd,’ including ‘Bop Daddy’ and ‘One Trouser.’
Falz is his nickname. Perhaps ‘Bahd’ was meant to represent a sexier, more macho, and larger-than-life version of Falz.
The substance, on the other hand, is difficult to reconcile with this goal. And if that wasn’t Falz’s objective, it’s hard to identify one in his body of work.
Me’ is a rap song with a hip-hop beat and a rock/jazz feel thanks to some piano and a bass guitar solo.
Falz delivers a smooth verse about his one-of-a-kind talent, both in his craft and with his ladies.
In terms of the album’s title, the single implies that he’s a horrible guy who’s unlike everybody else.
With ‘All Night,’ ‘Sun Flower,’ and ‘Parampe,’ the record headed directly into a very formless sound after the rap introduction.’
Falz sings in the song ‘All Night,’ which has a peppy beat. Falz has always known how to express himself, and he does so in this track with a mix of rapping, singing, and his characteristic mixing of English, Yoruba, and pidgin.
His singing, on the other hand, fails him as the tune falls flat. The hook is also flimsy, reducing its attraction even more.
Falz continues to sing in ‘Beautiful Sunflower,’ and this time he does a better job than he did in the love song ‘All Night.’
The content is slick, easy, and a little corny – everything a bad guy should be. The single repositioned the album for a delightful listen, thanks to Tiwa Savage’s great vocals and perfect production.
All of Falz and Tiwa Savage’s hard work on ‘Beautiful Sunflower’ was quickly undone by ‘Parampe,’ which is a mix of Afrobeat and Reggae.
Falz was singing once more, but this time in the Fela Afrobeat style, complete with his signature background singers.
‘Parampe’ is another of Falz’s tracks in which he combines singing with poetry-style rap, although this time he favours Afrobeat.
Falz uses a mix of proverbs and funny words to underscore his untouchable status in this tune.
Even the percussion, sax, and reggae couldn’t save the song from being dull and sonically out of place.
‘Kneel Down,’ once again, brought the record back to life. Chike’s enticing hook and Falz’s cool delivery worked together to create an entertaining song that reflects the current hip-hop movement in Nigeria.
Falz demonstrates vulnerability in ‘Kneel Down,’ admitting to his fear of losing someone he cares about.
‘Gentleman,’ which follows ‘Pull Up,’ which has a similar tempo and delightful melody sequence to ‘Kneel Down,’ continues the chaotic track arrangement.
‘Gentleman’ appears out of nowhere, with Falz abruptly switching to rap. The chivalrous material is simple to understand, and the delivery is acceptable.
Mid = 0.00
Average = 0.01
Good = 2.5
Excellent = 2.5
Mp3bullet gives the EP an 70% (Good) general rating