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Nigerian alternative music duo, Kidsfrmbaghdad, continue to show no signs of emulating the already accepted genre of the Nigerian music scene, Afro-Pop, but have instead opted to absolve more alternatively grounded sounds and themes for their latest project. In an implicitly expressed rebellion against the mainstream Nigerian sound, they continue to display sonic rarity and versatility, using different genres to achieve their ploy. According to them, “every genre is just a brush so the variance of brushes, strokes and colors make a perfectly vivid art”.
After encountering a wild carousel of sample clearance/legal issues which led to the eventual take-down of their EP “For Rag3rs Only”, they release their latest project “ballads”. A more solemn and noire take on the youthful travails ranging from issues of self-doubt, love, rejection and other interrelated topics.
The focus of this project; ballads, remains unperturbed and we see the theme characteristically embodied by the unique blend of acoustic instruments such as guitars, pianos, saxophones, and also synthesizers, overlayed by poignant and solemn lyrics that gradually sink into your soul begging for vacancy. The duo tags the project as “poetic meds”, having that sour taste and feel but being necessary for the body to fight out harmful emotions and disorders.
Please find attached the album cover