The opening track on SoundOfTheUniverse’s incoming EP, ‘The Lion Attitude’,
‘Don’t Lose’, is a stripped down rhythm driven number, infected with a straight to the core groove. This lion isn’t bearing his teeth just yet, but no mistaking the raw strength of attitude here.
Track two and our young lion brings on two warriors to roam free and cut their teeth on ‘Orente’. Rapper CDQ and guitarist Fiokee join SoundOfTheUniverse to grab a hold of the energy. Feet begin to stump, and bodies begin to move. Echoes of Africa abound from the singing in the Nigerian language of Yoruba, to the chanting which mirrors the DNA of much of Southern African music. Orente is dance music which dares to be interesting, and still stay itself all at once.
Early single ‘Fly’, the opening salvo for #SOTU for 2020 remains a bop, making its welcome return here. Think big beats, limitless highs, fresh air we can actually breathe, and the capacity to lighten virtually any mood. The prescription on the lable here should read, “still good after the 100th listen!”
The EP closes with a refix of Wizkid’s Jam.
It takes a bold artist to interpret a bold artist. To do so well, now that might take a brilliant one. For brass balls alone, this gets a ten, showing a Lion’s Attitude…
and so it comes to an end, but time to press repeat on this thing and start over. SoundOfTheUniverse just laid a marker. Safe to say, the landscape may never be the same again…