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Davido – Feel
- Genre: Afrobeats
- Date: 31 Mar, 2023
- Content: explicit
- Region: NGA
- Track(s): 2 of 17
- ℗ 2023 Davido Music Worldwide Limited under exclusive licence to Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
Nigerian pop sensation Davido has once again delivered a mesmerizing track with his latest release, “Feel,” the second song on his new album, Timeless. Produced by the talented Blaise Beats, this Afrobeat infused with Amapiano anthem is already taking the world by storm with its infectious rhythm and relatable lyrics. Released on March 31, 2023, the track has garnered significant attention, boasting millions of streams and a dedicated fan base eagerly discussing its merits.
“Feel” is a perfect blend of Afrobeat and Amapiano elements, creating a unique and captivating sound that will resonate with fans of both genres. The track features an energetic and pulsating beat, coupled with Davido’s deep but smooth vocal delivery that effortlessly carries the song’s emotional weight. Blaise Beats’ production adds a refreshing touch to the track, with a seamless blend of traditional and contemporary sounds that keep listeners engaged and wanting more.
Lyrically, “Feel” tells a story of longing and vulnerability, as the protagonist expresses his desire to connect with his loved one and end their ongoing strife. The song’s pre-chorus and chorus showcase Davido’s ability to convey raw emotion, with lines like “I no wan sleep alone/Wanna hold you tight” and “Water full my eyes/But I’ll be alright.” The chorus’s repetition of “Dem go feel it/Dem go run it down/Dem go hold it,” further emphasizes the intensity of the protagonist’s feelings and his unwavering determination to make things right.
The song’s verse offers a glimpse into the protagonist’s internal struggle, as he grapples with the overwhelming emotions that have left him feeling like a “zombie” and experiencing a sense of disconnection from himself. These powerful lyrics, combined with Davido’s emotive performance, create a truly immersive listening experience that allows fans to relate to the song on a deeply personal level.
“Feel” is more than just a catchy tune; it showcases Davido’s growth and maturity as an artist. His ability to weave an engaging narrative and deliver it sincerely and passionately proves his undeniable talent. It cements his place as one of the leading voices in Afrobeat and pop music. With its memorable melody and heartfelt lyrics, “Feel” will become a favorite among fans and solidify Davido’s status as a musical force to be reckoned with.
Davido’s “Feel” captivates with its catchy melody and heartfelt lyrics but struggles to break away from typical themes and sounds in Afrobeat and South African Amapiano music. Although the infectious rhythm, powerful lyrics, and stellar production are undeniably enjoyable, the track lacks innovation, potentially blending in with numerous similar songs in the genre.
The repetition of the chorus might also come across as monotonous to some listeners. Despite these shortcomings, “Feel” sets a high bar as the second track on Davido’s Timeless album, leaving fans eager to see what other musical gems he has in store. It would have been refreshing to see Davido push the envelope and explore new creative territories rather than relying on tried-and-tested formulas.