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SriBuO Album Review – Morris D’Voice – Home & Away

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This Saturday June 26, at the Silver Bird stores in Accra from 2pm – 5pm, One Mic Entertainment will be unveiling Morris D’Voice to the world. If there is one word I can think of to sum up Morris as an artiste, it would be versatile. It is very rare that you find song writing, sound engineering, lyrical and vocal talent all at such a level in an artiste. Journey with me “Home & Away” as we take a look at what Morris has on offer in his debut album.

The album starts out with “Anaa”. This twi song is also on Okyeame Kwame’s album and has received lots of radio airplay.  The next song on the album is a dialogue of sorts titled “Boy friend”. With lyrics in Twi and English, Morris and his female partner both sing about how they want you to stop harassing them because they are in relationships. This is quite an interesting start to the album. Valentine ft. Okyeame Kwame, is another of the previously released songs on this album:

I will be skipping the next song and as they say “save the best for last”. “Crave”, the track after that, is about a lover missing their departed love. Morris ties this track to his “Home & Away” theme in two interesting ways. The chorus of the song has interesting Ghanaian percussion backing it, with the regular parts of the song having a more traditional R&B sound. He is “Home” and she is “Away” and because of that his “heart won’t behave” and is craving her touch. If you are the kind of person who likes to use songs to propose to someone you love, the next song “I love you” is a perfect candidate for you. The bridge of the song is enchanting and will definitely convey to your “Cutey” that they have “stolen your heart”. The video for this song will be premiering on Ghanamusic.com in a week or two so be sure to watch out for it.

Morris fully returns Home on the track “Kofi Anto”. The beat for this track is traditional Highlife and Kofi’s story is reminiscent of the story of the Prodigal son. There is some very good advice in this song so please pay close attention to the lyrics when you listen to it. Monnyae ft. Okyeame Kwame, Wazaa me and Susu kye woho ft. Stone Flow king and Rose are some more “Home & Away” tracks on the album. Highlife and Hip hop like beats coupled with Twi and English lyrics mean that they mix both the local and foreign into tunes you can move your body to.

“Someone” is another love ballad on the album. Morris pays homage to the King of Pop on this song with some parts of his singing style. To fully appreciate this, you will have to listen to the track. Morris also pours out his heart with some English rapping about 2 minutes into the song. At the very end of the track, he goes on to hit one of the highest notes I have ever heard a male vocalist execute on a track like this. Oh and in case you were wondering “Someone” is a song of appreciation for love given to you; the perfect message for that special someone in your life. “Shame on You” is a song on the album that speaks for itself. You can listen to the unplugged version below to understand what I mean by that

At this point I hope your appetite has been whetted enough to get you to go support Morris at Silverbird come this Saturday. If you are outside Ghana, you don’t have to feel left out. You can grab a copy of the album from iTunes, Amazon etc. and dance to it during the launch

I would like to apologize for having kept you waiting so long for one of the most heart-warming tracks on this album – “Could this be love?” It is quite a poignant question and Morris answers it with lyrics worth listening to. After listening to it, I’m sure you will be asking yourself the same thing about this album

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– Credits George Armah

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