Sound Check is a four-track EP, by Ghanaian musician Keeny Ice; released on 26th May, 2022.
The project is embodiment of growth, creativity and a calculated decision to make music accessible by all regardless of their age, gender, class and more importantly the ultimate answer to questions in the minds of the voiceless.
Sound Check is Keeny Ice’s second EP after a successful ride with his debut Border Vibes EP in 2021 chronicling his journey as a passionate artiste from the slums of Aflao seeking global prospect through music and the price it comes with.
In this new project, the rapper gave his fans and listeners a new experience by singing his emotions and state of mind through well-crafted lyrics mostly written by him.
In My Eay first track on the EP, Keeny Ice cruised audience through his belief system and intentions to go on this journey of creativity, diversity as introduced in his previous single, Yekoema in November 2021. The brand Keeny Ice since 2017 has defied the odds and certain standard to build what he is gradually becoming.
Keeper is a song in praise of a beautiful girl who is very loyal to his boyfriend. “A lot of romantic relationships collapsed as a result of the deadly impact of COVID-19 and the ongoing heavy economic crisis posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine, if you still have your girl is still loyal, she deserves this praise – she’s a keeper,” Keeny Ice added.
Keeny Ice is a conventional cupid who sides with the narrative that every dedicated partner deserves the glory for staying close through the hustle. His vocal expression and imagery in Keeper also represents the fantasy and adventurous nature of men towards their lovers. The song also features an outstanding performance by Hairlergbe who also contributed by way of producing the song.
Deja Vu featuring Camidoh was created two years ahead of its release but sits well in the throat like fresh palm wine. The two artistes co-created the song back-dating their friendship and working relationship to the early stages of their career. Deja Vu is an experience more than a song, the unseen world of love, desire to have a perfect picture of love as expressed by Camidoh in his verse “You got me feeling like I’m on the moon with you”.
Keeny Ice proves ownership by complimenting the chorus with a soft-tone rap depicting the general mood of the song.
Conquer the World comes across as a song for celebration, an expression of hope and victory after what the world has been through in the past. A pop song is least expected of Keeny Ice considering where’s his coming from as a rapper with heavy wordplay. Indeed, this song “goes beyond what the eye sees” and also a practical example of “quitting all the talking, plotting and doing it” as said in the first track, My Way.
The choice of words used in Sound Check EP created an accommodating environment that will let you stay listening from track one to four without skipping.
Keeny Ice appreciates the fact that the world is broken for many reasons other than the pandemic and needs a voice to speak the language of courage, love, hope and life into every weak soul.
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