Five Star Music singer KCee recently released his second studio album, Attention To Detail. Read our review of the album below.
The album is 22 tracks long, and is, for all an intents and purposes, a highlife album made for the dance floor. Given the album’s length, its not much of a surprise that there are lazy, poorly written lyrics everywhere.
The album is thin lyrically, with most of the album revolving around women and romance and all that. “I met this find girl called Vanessa/She do me strong thing for Malaysia”. Really, KCee. Really.
One of the few exceptions, if not the only one, is Oje, where he sings about the hardships of the country.
KCee however does well to add a number of different styles, that prevents the album from being a monotonous drag. There’s a Fuji-style song in We Go Party, and he also tries to make a hip-hop bop on My Boo with Falz.
His strength however lies in highlife music, and it’s the only genre where he can make great music on his own. Songs like Ji Gi Dem, and Kwarangida are testament to KCee’s ability as a great highlife singer.
He struggles heavily on My Boo, and the song without Falz’s verse is an auditory disaster. He even tries to rap on it, and boy, it’s not pretty at all.
The features on the album aren’t particularly stellar. There are some misses, such as Shatta Wale on Bounce, and Sauti Sol on Whine For Me. It’s quite surprising, considering that both acts are some of the biggest acts in their respective countries.
Some of the features are also “just there”, like Patoranking’s, who appears on Gaze, and High Me, which features 2Baba. Renowned hit master Tekno appears on the album twice, and its not particularly a surprise, given Tekno’s unstoppable run of hits, that the songs — Tender and Dem Go Hear sound more like a Tekno song than a KCee song.
There’s however a couple of hits, and that includes Olamide’s appearance on We Go Party. KCee could literally not have gotten anyone more perfect for the song than Baddo himself, and Olamide’s talent rubs off on KCee, who manages to produce actual decent verses while singing in Yoruba.
Rapper Phyno also appears twice on the album, and with both songs in KCee’s preferred highlife style, both artistes create really good music. Dance has a more traditional feel than the other songs on the album, and is one of the best songs on the album.
The production on the album is also average, with the Dr. Amir-produced Romantic Call, one of the few stand outs on the album. Desire, which is almost a rip-off of Runtown’s Mad Over You, is also a very good listen, all things considered.
Album rating: 2.5/5.
You can purchase the album on BoomPlayer here.