Tobi Adey is a talented artist with a soulful voice and remarkable rapping ability. On his new single, "I See Lightning," Tobi seamlessly switches back-and-forth between rapping and singing. For that reason, "I See Lightning" never gets boring as Tobi's versatility keeps listeners on their feet with different pockets and rhythms.
Tobi's rich vocals are similar to Odie's singing style, which is very interesting since they both have Nigerian roots. Also, Tobi and Odie both share a spot on this Picnic playlist. The smooth and relaxed r&b production enhances the chill environment of a picnic. The subtle keys and wavy drums create a soothing sound, a perfect backdrop for the beauty of nature on a sunny day.
Not only does Tobi Adey impress with his performance, but also with poetic lyrics about finding healthy ways to heal during dark times.
"You just gotta meditate / No promethazine/ No more medication"
Lyrics like this are very powerful for people that are going through something. Everybody can interpret the "lightning in the sky" differently and relate it to their own struggles. And I love songs that give listeners the freedom to breathe meaning into these symbols.
Also, Tobi's lyrics about healing through the basic means like love and meditation really resonate with me. The destructive path of using drugs, alcohol, etc. to deal with your pain/environment is a slippery slope. True self-healing is not an easy process and it can only be done by addressing your demons head on (from within). Whether that be through therapy, meditation, etc. and I love that Tobi is spreading this positive message through his music.
Overall, Tobi Adey is a gem of an artist with a bright future ahead of him. "I See Lightning" showcases his versatile performance ability and his pen game. This chill and soulful r&b tune definitely deserves its spot on the Picnic playlist. And it will be a pleasure to watch Tobi continue to grow as an artist.
You can learn more about Tobi Adey here:
About The Curator - Mussie Fitsum
I am a student at the University of Maryland, College Park where I am studying Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in International Development and Conflict Management. After college, I want to get my law degree and practice criminal law. I am also a big music lover that listens to r&b, hip-hop, rock, reggae, and pop. But, I am also trying to expand my taste in music as much as I can to appreciate the different amount of genres out there. I also started a music blog in August 2018; so if you like reading interesting takes on music and concert opinions, then give it a glance.
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