Multi-talented instrumentalist ED iZycs’ second body of work Gold is a beautiful medley of strings and horns, the likes of which we’ve never heard before.
Gold opens with soothing Paradise, a steady tempo instrumental that encourages you to relax and open your mind to an array of possibilities. It then leads you into a slightly faster Redemption before wooing you with Chike’s amazing vocals in Ohema.
The first three tracks excellently set the mood for the 13-track album, and prepare you for a mind-blowing auditory journey.
ED iZycs shows off his prowess in composition on this album by drawing from several genres. Some tracks like Zuri have a notable northern influence, while some tracks boast a slight Fuji influence and others give off a hint of hip-hop. Smile, featuring Godwin Guitar, is a cheery, feel-good medley of strings that features a duet by a piano and guitar.
While Gold is mostly an instrumental compilation, we’re still thrilled by the vocals of select artistes like Skales, Byno, and Kimberleigh Venty, to name a few. The entire album is arranged to give listeners a seamless listening experience, taking you from highs to lows and rounding off leaving you wanting more.
ED iZycs will be performing the Gold Album in Lagos on Friday 12th April, Port harcourt Friday 26th April & Abuja Friday 3rd May 2019.
The Gold Album hits digital stores on the 26th of April 2019.
Listen to Gold Album HERE