4Korners uses his encounters and exposure to various cultures to inject his new album with multiple sounds delivering a little something for everyone.
4Korners of the World blends afrobeats, pop, dance, reggae, Arabic elements and more. However, what I genuinely liked about the album was how and when the bass hit. 4Korners warns you in the intro; ‘…we’re expecting a smooth journey, but if you do feel any turbulence along the way, don’t even watch that. It’s just the bass.’ It may sound frivolous, but audibly, it adds to the ambiance.
The album starts with the solid jam “Ogwula” featuring EverythingOShauN. Opening with afrobeats gets the listener prepped for what’s to come. While the drastic shift to dance music was a little jolting, “Shibuya Babe” with Fafa Khan and Ashton Adams is undoubtedly your typical dance song. One that will have clubgoers dusting off their glow sticks and ready for a rambunctious time on the dance floor. “No Doubt (Toronto to Lagos)” featuring Scales can effortlessly run as a summer anthem with its good vibes, liveliness and enthusiasm for life.
Do you want to get a taste of what the album offers from a live perspective? Starting the weekend of Saturday, November 19, at the Rivoli, 4Korners starts his live series concerts with Lemmon Entertainment entitled Wonderful. You’re bound to find many album guests on stage coupled with whatever 4Korners has up his sleeves.
ByBlacks Rating System:
BBBB Extremely Good
B Don't bother listening