Vanessa Mdee dropped her long awaited “Money Mondays” Album and I finally got to listen to it all. Truth is, I was a bit hesitant at first, because I’m the type of person that will easily tire from listening to just one artist consecutively, no matter how good they are. I prefer a wider selection of music that features different artists and genres, depending on my mood, the time of the day and what’s currently going on in my life. So I knew I was going to listen to a song a day from the album, just to make sure that my mind didn’t wander off from boredom. But as fate would have it, I got to listen to the album in it’s entirety in just one sitting (or rather commute). It was worth every minute spent listening.
18 tracks, (well, in real sense, 15), with an intro, 2 interludes, 2 bonus tracks and a special additional track that can be found exclusively on the new Vee Money App. (Though I did download the app and still can’t find the Konshens‘ collaboration- anyone else??) Irrespective of what you are into, whether it’s an up beat club or a mellow feel good song, you are guaranteed to have something that you will like on Money Mondays.
I am so glad that Vanessa had only 4 songs on the album that we had already listened to before, with the rest being exclusive and fresh music. Who wants to stream (even for free) or download a music collection that they have heard already and probably moved on from? (I know I don’t!)
I was stoked beyond measure from track number 9 (Wet- which features GNako). Yes, the top 8 are good, but as soon as I got to 9, CHILD!!!!!I was in heaven.
Here is my list of top 5 tracks from Money Mondays that I will be listening to until my repeat button can’t function no more.
5. Floating on a wave
If you are as old as I am, then you definitely thank the heavens for RnB music,that is fast becoming rare in this day and age. Don’t get me wrong, maybe it’s just too evolved for me, but sometimes I have no idea what these youngins’ be singing about or it’s just too much for my liking. This song right here is a golden RnB track, with such raw emotions on it that qualifies it to my favorites’ list.
4. Scratch my back (ft. Radio and Weasel)
Ain’t nothing like the magical fusion of progressive Bongo music and Ugandan sounds on this particular jam. It’s different from what I am used to from Vanessa, but you can’t be mad at a creative whose work you could never predict. Plus, I am a sucker for a pleasurable listening experience, which is exactly what I got with this.
3. Wet (ft. GNako)
Vanessa Mdee and Nahreel are a match made in heaven. And I have never been more in love with GNako’s voice. They asked if they could make me sweat?? Well, it’s a yes considering all the dancing that I’m doing whenever I have this song on play. Absolute smash hit!!
2. Bambino (ft. Reekado Banks)
Am I the only one wondering what exactly Vanessa Mdee wants to “sit down pon'”? I thought I enjoyed Move, but yooh! this afro-dancehall blend is on a whole other level. Whitney Houston must be smiling from up above, because let’s be real, very few artists that sample songs as huge as “My love is your love” actually do justice to the originals.
1.The way you are
If you’re in a relationship and the person you’re with doesn’t make you feel like you can relate to this song because of how they treat you, then I hate to be the one to tell you this but you’re in the wrong relationship. I love nothing more about this jam like the soul on Vanessa Mdee’s voice. A perfect work of art is all I can say.
Now go sample the album if you haven’t done that already and let me know whether you like it as much as I do, as well as your favorite tracks on it.