DOWNLOAD: Patoranking features Davido in sophomore album ‘Wilmer’
Not long after the singer teased fans with the tracklist for his forthcoming sophomore album, Patoranking joins the weekend bandwagon with the new release dubbed ‘Wilmer’.
The 28-year-old reggae-dancehall crooner’s album, which is now ready for pre-order, embodies 12-tracks spanning Afrobeats and Afro-fusion.
Co-produced by DJ Coublon, Mar Kamera, DJ Buddha, Mix Master Garzy, Botcash, CTEA, Greendoe, Sarz and a host of others, the album sees Patoranking joining forces with Davido and five other internationals.
Among the tracks in Runtown’s fiery sophomore release are ‘Wilmer’, ‘feelings’, ‘Temperature’, ‘Black’, ‘Lenge Lenge’, ‘Turn Up’, ‘Champion’, ‘Go Crazy’, ‘Open Fire’, and ‘Confirm’.
“I’ve put my heart and soul into this Album. Wilmer has purely been a blessing and I hope this project encourages you, motivates you and blesses u,” the singer wrote, while teasing fans with the album’s tracklist.
“The journey hasn’t been easy but we are thankful for where we are headed. God bless every single one of you and everyone who has been a part of this masterpiece.”
It appears teaming up with a league of virtuoso music artistes like Georgia’s Bera and Davido, who are making giant strides toward the international music scene, is likely one of the vestiges of Runtown’s expansionist strategy.
From emerging the ‘Dancehall/Reggae Act of the Year’ at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards to bagging the category ‘African Artiste Of The Year’ at the 2015 VGM Awards, Runtown is, no doubt, up for domination.
Georgian singer, Bera does an excellent job with his verse on “Wilmer”, sharing captivating vocals that emphasise the track’s beautiful message. Nyashinski and Busiswa are also impressive on “Nakupenda” and “Open Fire”, but Davido remains a standout on lead single, “Confirm”.
While the empowering “Champion” is a distinctly pop record, Wilmer is a reggae tape at its core, with Patoranking particularly embracing the dancehall subgenre on memorable songs like “Temperature” and “Go Crazy”.
Thanks to the outstanding effort of the album’s producers, especially DJ Coublon — who produced standout tracks, “Feeling” and “Nakupenda” — Patoranking has delivered a lively album, full of distinct party-starters.