The diversity that forms part of the Darey’s latest album, Naked is apparent on a song like Asiko Laiye, which draws its prime influence from the Father of contemporary African music, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The serious, yet light hearted tune is an ode to Afrobeat, but with the vocal delivery of an R n’ B song, fused with the African “street-hop” flavor contributed by Nigerian indigenous Hip-Hop superstar, Olamide who features on the track.
Despite the danceable nature of the song, true to the Spirit of Afrobeat, Darey is able to deliver a very strong message to the dance floor, without missing a beat.
On this mid-tempo Afro-soul groove, Pray for Me which features the five-time Grammy award nominated, two-time Grammy award winning and one Emmy award winning Soweto Gospel Choir, Darey channels the spirit of his forefathers, playing the role of a traditional folk storyteller as he relays a positive, relevant and inspirational message. “Pray For Me” is a story of triumph, even against the greatest odds. The rhythmically infused, yet soulful recording blends perfectly with Darey’s signature classic vocals and carries the audience through a picturesque sonic journey which crescendos with the rich harmonies of the 20+ fold Soweto Gospel Choir.