Serving as the follow-up to his critically acclaimed debut Sugar, 2021’s The Golden Boy arrived as a statement of intent from Accra-born star KiDi, who undeniably sealed his position as one of the most critical voices of his generation. All these high watermarks have ensured that the anticipation for the hiplife icon’s next release is frenzied, but rather than meet these stratospheric expectations with pop bombast, KiDi withdraws inward to gently introspect on love and romance on 2022’s 4Play.
Employing the same textured highlife rhythms and mellow R&B vibes that characterized his debut, KiDi’s 4Play is a conceptual reflection on love, bolstered by fastidious songwriting that recounts the highs and lows of a romance. Four love notes form the anchor of the world that KiDi builds here, but the music continues to be arresting:
“Habibi” is an ode to trans-generational romance, and “Champagne” is a summon to the dance floor; yet “Zombie” pairs the singer’s quest for romantic yearning and emotional vulnerability for an unmissable highlight.
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