Davido “Timeless” Album Review: The Replay, Hit, Miss, and Discard

David Adedeji Adeleke known professionally as Davido dropped his long-awaited Album titled “Timeless” on Friday, March 31st, 2023 after months of delay due to his son, Ifeanyi’s death.

The album is a 17-track album and it features exceptional vocals of Nigerian and foreign artists like Asake, Skepta, Dexta Daps, Focalistic, Fave, The Cavemen, Angelique Kidjo, Morravey, and Logos Olori.

Check out the tracklist below. Feel free to click on each song for meanings and lyrics in English

  1. Away
  2. Bop ft Dexta Daps
  3. Champion sound ft Focalistic
  4. E Pain me
  5. Feel
  6. For the road
  7. Godfather
  8. In the garden ft Morravey
  9. Kante ft Fave
  10. LCND
  11. Na Money ft Angelique Kidjo and The Cavemen
  12. No Competition [My Lady] ft Asake
  13. Over dem [I Be David For Life]
  14. Picasso ft Logos Olori
  15. Precision
  16. U [Juju] ft Skepta
  17. Unavailable

“Timeless” Davido Album Review

“Timeless” is Davido’s fourth studio album. His first album “Omo Baba Olowo [Son of a Rich Man]” was released on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, and it has 17 songs. 

His second album titled “A Good Time” was released on Friday, November 22, 2019. It also has 17 songs. His third album “A Better Time” was released on Friday, November 13, 2020, with 17 songs in it.

One thing that is common in the title of Davido’s 4 albums is the use of Time. Another common thing is that the 4 albums contain a total of 17 songs. Also, he releases his albums on a Friday, with the exclusion of his first album “Omo Baba Olowo.”

Of these 4 albums, I would say the 4th album “Timeless” is the best in terms of the proper composition of the lyrics. The lyrics sync and flow well on the beat. However, the words used are simple and don’t challenge listeners’ and viewers’ vocabulary. They are layman’s words and can be easily understood by all.

The “Timeless” album is however not the sweetest in terms of vocal delivery as davido went all “Bass” in most of the songs. There was no vocal diversity at all. I know Davido doesn’t take Soprano, but he at times takes Tenor or Alto. He sang in a low voice and there was no time he moved from high to low or low to high. He didn’t modulate his pitch to create that extraordinary effect or to show that he was lost in the song or was feeling the song.

Take for instance the song “Over Dem [I Be David For Life],” I love that song so much. I always want to replay it. There was a time I actually replayed it, but I couldn’t continue replaying the song because he sang in “Bass” all through, hence minimizing the real beauty of the song. This same “Bass” singing applies to most of the songs in the “Timeless” album with the exclusion of a few songs though, especially songs he featured other artists.

So, for me, most of the songs are hard to Replay,” but they pass for “Hits.” Okay, still on Davido’s vocal, “Feel, Kante, E Pain Me, Away, Competition are good for replay because there was pitch modulation.” 

There is no “Miss” and there is no song to “Discard” in Davido’s “Timeless” album.

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