ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue75

"The Grey Area" EP by 3rty & Kid Marley


Life is not black and white and the Nigerian duo of 3rty & Kid Marley are interested in exploring The Grey Area.

3rty's soulful ministrations mixed with the high energy delivery of Kid Marley combines to create a project that covers a wide sonic range from indie pop to house and tribal African music. With organic instruments used in abstract composition, the duo take extreme ends of each story and work their way towards the middle, taking us along on a journey to The Grey Area.

The EP kicks off with 'Sorry', which tackles the hypocrisy of half-hearted apologies. 'You' has Kid Marley serenading in his native Igbo tongue with a special promise to his love, followed by 'Dark Clouds' which reveals uncertainties in everyday life. 'Thots' explores the waters of love and heartbreak, and 'Ogunfe' is a joyful song centred around the good things of life. The child's play of 'Erekere' follows, interpolating the hit of King Wasiu Ayinde Marshall, a Fuji Icon from Nigeria, with the sounds of The Grey Area. Denge Pose rounds off the EP warning of pride and arrogance.

Featuring productions from Biz Markie and Ludacris producer Osinachi, 3rty, Kid Marley and DSD.

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