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In new EP, Drama Delay, OG Spaceman comes with paradigm musical universality

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Fast rising artiste, OG Spaceman, who burst onto the streaming scene in 2018, recently brought to full glare his natural affinity for music with the release of Extended Play (EP) titled Drama Delay.

The EP consists of two tracks–Drama and Delay–that last for around five minutes, which the Toronto-based producer, who honed his craft over the years to become the artiste he is today, delivered with an interlocking musical elements and influences from both contemporary and retro musical forms, styles and idioms.

The first track, Drama, lasts two and a half minutes and sits at 111bpm. The single commences with a 16-second intro that sets the tone for the main vocal line, which the singer showcased in a clean and emotive way, and seamlessly synchronised with the smooth vibe of the instrumental accompaniment.

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The subtle layering of harmonised backing vocals adds a creative flare and depth to the overall sound that will have the listener hitting the repeat button for another round of listening the moment this track draws to a close.

In the second song, Delay, which lasts almost three minutes and sits at 100bpm, OG Spaceman, combines the foundational bass with the atmospheric synth and steady beat, which provides the perfect platform for the prominent lyricism of the main vocal.

The dynamic vocal panning showcases his creativity and also adds to the immersive quality of the memorable melodic progression, which put the listener in the hypnotic vibe and humming along with the chorus by the time the song draws to a close.

As encompassing as the project can be, even a rather casual listening will reveal core elements from universal and ethnic musical forms like the heavy hip-hop 808s, minimal West African percussions, thumping hip-hop rap rhythm, and even some melodic and harmonic elements from electronic dance music, all coming together to form a perfect bed for the flawless and soothing but charismatic mid-pitched tenor vocals of OG Spaceman.

Indeed a unique but familiar authentic, diverse-cohesive two-tracker that was delivered in tonal colours of minimal Jamaican patois, British English, Nigerian pidgin, and some Yoruba, Drama Delay is a demonstration of pure and undiluted artistry.

Fans of OG Spaceman, as well as those who appreciate new music, will definitely want to hear this EP, as it is a well-balanced production and creative instrumentation with impressive vocal performance and authentic lyricism.

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