Jidé Kuti is a songwriter that writes truly, purely from the heart. His heavenly, enchanting voice is more than deserving of a golden buzzer on AGT. However, he doesn’t need that noise, for he and Esmeralda (his guitar) make a beautiful team. To witness this, open your eyes, heart and ears. This is his latest single, Faltering/Neverland.
You remember how George Ezra suddenly rose to fame with his single Budapest? Jidé Kuti might as well have a skyrocketing stint very similar. The enchanting guitar instrumentals are the heavenly weave that transport you. Jidé makes sure his vocals are raw, untouched. There is a vulnerability in this song, not only in the expressive lyrics, but in how he puts across the instrumental composition. You can hear tiny flourishes almost adding pixie dust to certain lyrical parts. You can see a pattern in his truthful banter through music, Rooftop had the same kind of expression. How Bob Dylan just used a guitar and his lyrics as his choice of canvas, Jidé Kuti is bringing the best of his surreal visuals and moodboards in his songs. If this single says anything, it is how much Jidé has grown as a composer over the years.
You’re Not Special is another single of his apart from Rooftop to check out. Emulating his heroes and forming a style moulded to his childhood, you know there is a lot to absorb from this young star. I would like to hear this track in Boyhood (2014), a masterpiece of a movie to execute. You can listen to more from Jidé and wait for more releases which are sure to come soon!