Last week Friday, global superstar CKay finally dropped off his highly anticipated debut album called Sad Romance which is said to find the singer, songwriter, and producer crystallizing his expressive iteration of Afrobeats…
The artist born Chukwuka Ekweani pairs authentic songwriting with fluid melodies as he chronicles his journey through romantic relationships. Imbuing Afropop with languid soul, sensual R&B, jazzy instrumentation, and Afrohouse, Sad Romance brings together saxophones, keys, log drums, and violins that organically glance off each other.
The album comes with 12 tracks in total carrying features from the likes of Focalistic, Davido, Abidoza, Mayra Andrade, Ronisia, and Ayra Starr. Experience-wise Sad Romance does well to cater to day-one CKay fans while taking care of newer ones as it’s quite clear that CKay’s current level of artistry is on full display here with each song actualized.