Nigerian music star Davido has released his highly anticipated album ‘Timeless’, his first project since the tragic death of his three-year-old son Ifeanyi in October 2022. The album is a mix of grief, healing, and joy, as Davido pays tribute to his son and celebrates life through his signature Afrobeat sound.
The album comprises 17 tracks and features collaborations with Skepta, Angelique Kidjo, Asake, Focalistic, and The Cavemen, among others. Davido once again proves his vocal prowess and versatility on this body of work, which ranges from upbeat bangers like ‘Over Dem’ and ‘Bop’ to emotional ballads like ‘Feel’ and ‘Away’. The album also showcases Davido’s growth as a songwriter and producer, as he explores themes of love, loss, faith, and resilience.
Davido announced his new album on March 21, 2023, in an Instagram post that read: “There is a time for everything. A time to grieve and a time to heal. A time to laugh and a time to dance. A time to speak and a time for silence.” He thanked his fans for their love and support during his hiatus from the music scene and said he was ready to stand up again. He also shared a trailer for the album that featured clips of his son and his family.
The album has received positive reviews from critics and fans alike, who praised Davido for his honesty and courage in sharing his personal story. The album has also topped various charts across Africa and beyond, cementing Davido’s status as one of the leading artists in the afrobeat genre.
Davido’s ‘Timeless’ album is not only a testament to his musical talent but also a tribute to his late son and a celebration of life. It is an album that will resonate with anyone who has experienced loss or hardship and inspire them to keep going. As Davido sings on the closing track ‘LCND’, “Life can never die”.