Multifaceted Nigerian singer, Simi has released her long-awaited new album titled ‘Tbh,’ an acronym that literally translates to ‘To Be Honest.’
Housed under the album is ‘Loyal,’ the fourth track and it features talented Nigerian singer-songwriter FAVE.
She went on to explain more about the song’s concept:
Loyal’ is inspired by an experience that I had. I don’t have a lot of close friends, but my friends are really important to me, and I expect that for you to be in my circle, I can trust you. I had a situation with one of my friends where I felt pretty betrayed and let down, and I felt like it would be nice to put them in their place. I’m just talking about how I want to know if you’re loyal to me. I don’t settle for backhanded friendships. I loved Fave’s verse as well. It’s really calm, but it’s also so intense, and I really love how we just flow together on the beat.”
Nigerian singer-songwriter and producer Simi, has come a long way in the half-decade since “Jamb Question” initially caught the public’s attention.
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Simisola’s 2017 album mixed pop bombast with technical prowess, 2019’s Omo Charlie Champagne, Vol. 1 was a moving reflection on her life’s changing terrain, and experimental albums like 2020’s RESTLESS II polished her creative credentials.
She contemplates love, appreciation, and betrayal with a compilation of edgy songs that traverse the range of emotions on Tbh (To Be Honest), a body of work that took three years to complete.
Simi embraces vivid expressionism on this album, cheerfully calling out detractors (“No Joy”), reliving her roots (“Story Story”), and exploring the meaning of life alongside her spouse Adekunle Gold (“Balance”).