The Water & Garri EP by Tiwa Savage features some of the best songs on it.
Tiwa Savage describes the five-track EP as her “most spiritual trip through music so far,” in which she blends her characteristic “Afro” sound with soulful R&B, bringing the two musical worlds together in her signature sincere way.
“Work Fada” featuring NAS & Rich King
This production is fire. I love the jazz notes, this bass guitar is phenomenal, the chorus chants are fire.
This is a very pleasant surprise from Tiwa Savage, this spoken-word delivery. Oh, Rich King is Yoruba? This is a really beautiful song and a very shocking and captivating album opener.
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Tales By moonlight
‘Tales By Moonlight,’ which is her choice for a single, marks a switch. The selected genres are expansive, informative, and pungent.
More importantly, Tiwa Savage excels both sonically and topically. She is also more mature, clear-eyed, and vulnerable on this EP than ever before.
At the center of the music is an appraisal of pain from years of heartbreak. But she uses sensitive songs like ‘Somebody’s Son’ and ‘Ade Ori,’ to underline how even strong, successful women need love and romance.
Her vocals also adequately project the emotion of those topics.
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As she reminds an ex-lover of what he’s missing on ‘Ade Ori’ she – through her story – also keenly reminds women that love/men should not define them.
“Special Kinda” featuring Tay Iwar
Yesss! She lets stay Iwar start this one, and as always he’s mesmerizing. Tay Iwar is so versatile. Oh of course he includes his signature one-note ad-lib.
Half the track and all we’ve heard is Tay Iwar. Wait, has he been given a solo? Because I’m not mad at that.
This song is so pretty, it’s so dreamy and it, again, resonates (I think you can tell where I am in life LOL). Oh. My. Goodness.