It's been 2 years since Nigeria's 2Face Idibia released The Unstoppable, and while we still groove to several tracks from that album whenever they come round on our playlist, it's good to hear that this new single from one of the country's most popular, and most awarded, veterans isn't just a one-off but the lead for a new album, his 5th, titled Away & Beyond.
http://content.omroep.nl/ghettoradio/musicblog/2face_my_rainbow.mp3 My Rainbow (Right-click to DOWNLOAD)
As Joni Mitchell sang in Big Yellow Taxi, "You don't know what you got till it's gone". That frustrating truth sits at the heart of 2Face's My Rainbow too. Lines like "Now I wonder what I was thinking when I took off" will resonate with guys especially (Lyrics at Free Naija Lyrics). The ragga beat and inflection keeps it from getting too sentimental.
2Face is launching Away & Beyond at a concert in Lagos on the 30th of this month, so if you happen to be in Lagos, start scrambling for tickets now.
Listen out for My Rainbow and other 2Face tracks on This Is Africa hit radio.