Late last year, we caught Gigi Atlantis in her element on the Fasina assisted Wahala On The Rocks, an upbeat eye-opener that did more than welcome us into her world. It exposed us to the sensual and mind-altering mystification surrounding her sense of artistry. Now this year, as she moves towards releasing an EP, we get to witness more of this sphinx that presents every time she offers music on Death Proof.
“Deathproof” finds the balance between chant-ready declarations and promoting resilience, singing “Nobody Said That It Would Be Smooth Sailing”, which indicates that it’s a song made for both the artist and the audience. This serves as the perfect context for BOJ’s brief, yet, effective cameo where he triumphantly sings, “Even If I Fall I Go Get Back Up”.
“Deathproof” is as timely as it gets. It’s a call for us to push through and reject the temptation of apathy, because there’s light at the end of the dark tunnel. Scaling back to Gigi’s career, “Deathproof” is a powerful and well-executed slice of pop music, consolidating Gigi Atlantis as a supremely talented artist with a golden pen and uniquely striking voice. BOJ on the other hand was a perfect fit to the song being an alté pioneer, his brief rhythm and bars always cut different. It gave this piece that added flow the song so much desired. It’s a good collaboration from the duo. Run through the track and tell us what you think.