I love his new album! … I have not kept track of music trends nowadays… mostly listening to random (what I consider to be) classics.
His has one song in particular this is in English and Somali, I was actually surprised that I could pick out words (though not general meaning). Sigh, I need to get back on the Somali train, then again Spanish and Arabic are feeling neglected these days too.
I love albums that I can play and have in the background while I work and this is definitely one of those. There are of course songs that I enjoy more than others, but I don’t think I skip any of them (well not yet anyway…lol).
I feel like I can relate to so much of what he talks about, maybe because of Sierra Leone’s war, and certainly because of the immigrant experience, I find myself laughing at songs like 15 minutes away, which is about making wire transfers the chorus is “You can pick it up today, it’s 15 minutes away”
or ABCs which talks about the harsh reality of life in a war torn county ( I love the beat… times like this I wish I was still on a dance team so I could choreograph something to it, it has this throwback to the 1990s feel to it… oh well… those days are gone).
Then there is the song Fatima, which is about, well the harsh realities of a war torn country again… oh yes, I think his voice sounds awesome in the song Fire in Freetown… which is not really about Salone oh well, he has some Somali words in it.
Oh yes and waving flag, which is inspirationalish without being cheesy ( I hate cheesiness)
Yay Africa! Yay Muslims! Yay Somalia!