“Animalistic” explores the topic of incarceration and the discomfort and cultural issues around it
Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter has released his first single of 2021 “Animalistic”. The single, available for streaming on all platforms here, is a masterful blend of melodic Afrobeat and African urban sound which comes with a personal and pertinent subject matter.
Speaking on the release, Kida says, “Writing Animalistic was a spiritual process for me. I woke up early one morning, grabbed my pen and paper… started jotting down to the instrumental and tapped into the forces I needed; the lyrics just flowed from me. I was painting a perfect picture of an African boy speaking to his people, trying to preach to them in a kind of way.”
In a video directed by iO Filmworks, the symbolic and conceptual visual sees Kida perform inside a burning bus of faceless prisoners, in front of an emblematic tree full of hanging lanterns and finally around a fire alongside his people. This provides the perfect visual to explore these themes whilst simultaneously exuding the danceable sounds of the track.
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