Laime further accentuates his individuality, authenticity, and the range he has to offer as an artist in the music industry. A project that took 2 years in the making, has finally come down to this moment right here, If Summer Happened – A “relatable and conscious” Afro fusion EP which focuses on confidence, personal growth, love, and the essence of making money.
Laime’s ability to express his inner thoughts in a light, colourful and mellifluous manner, is what makes this project exceptional.
The title “If Summer Happened” is inspired by the lost summer of 2020 due to the Covid ‘19 pandemic. This EP Title, in accordance with the meaning behind each track transcends Laime’s colourful idea of the Summer that got away.
Laime ensured he kept this EP close to home by reconnecting with producers he had previously created magic with. Four out of Six of the tracks were produced by Lagos based producer, Mike Misan and “Higher Vibrations” being produced by Grammy award winning producer, Telz. While “Big Up Yourself “was produced by, Dami Rore. The project was also Mixed and Mastered by Timi Jay.
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“If Summer Happened” is ushered in with “Money Medicine”, a solo vibrant song where Laime showcases his vocals on a heavy yet soothing instrumental while talking about his state of mind at the time and the importance of wealth, in relation to it. Following on from this, we are smoothly guided into “Wellsfargo” a memorable track that is further blessed with a feature from Zlatan, a well-known Afrobeats street anthem creator, who brings much-needed Nigerian flair to this track.
We are then eased into the rhythmic and euphonious sounds of “Higher Vibrations” which is just that, a higher vibration. This previously released track is now featured with the vocals of L.A.X a Nigerian artist who fuses Fuji, Afropop, and Afrobeats to create his own unique sound. This leads us to the self-motivational “Big Up Yourself” which merges the sounds of Hip Hop as a result of the fast-rising rapper, Psycho YP, who has been making waves in the Nigerian Rap industry and bridging the gap between his African and Global audience through his music. “Totally” comes next, another previously released single which is taken up a notch with a commendable feature from the new kid on the block, Azanti. The R&B vocals glide smoothly on this track with his sweet and soulful verse.
Laime then Proceeds to conclude this sweet but concise body of work, with another solo song titled “All Night” which reels us back into the realm of his reality. Laime speaks on friendships lost on his journey to success, love of family, and professing triumph, all will do this on such an upbeat and buoyant instrumental.
An authentic, melodious, and talent-filled project If Summer Happened showcases the artistic growth and natural talent that Laime possesses.
Listen and Enjoy!!!