Making a good first impression is important for any new artist, especially now. Attention spans are shrinking, the amount of competition is unprecedented, and if potential fans don’t like what they see and hear, they move on to the thousands of other options popping up in their feeds and on their playlists.
Bayelsa born, Port Harcourt based gospel artist Excellent Okosi who likes to define his music genre as country pop, nailed that introduction with this debut which presents us a downtempo, left-of-center song with a charming message.
Excellent Okosi‘s “God Has Made Me To Laugh” is the latest song in our archives. It’s calm, beautifully weird, and artful; in short, a summation of what Excellent Okosi is capable of at his very best. And, when you think about how good Excellent Okosi is, remember: He left this on the cutting room floor. his vocals also soar over Soundz Of Asher‘s shape-shifting production, which includes uplifting sounds.
The same story as countless other tracks, but over that infectiously calm country music instrumental? Your day was paltry if it wasn’t blessed with this at some point.
The track “God Has Made Me To Laugh” is lurching and confident, the kind of song that’s sure of its own appeal but knows not to step outside of the pocket. It seems like an unlikely hit, but try listening just once. It’s great to see Excellent Okosi put on for country music while breaking the mold for what a special man on the mic should look or sound like.
With his unmatched abilities to play the drums, pianos, lead and bass guitars, he obviously has an unnerving ability to create songs that stick with you, but this is where his full arsenal of skills comes to bear.
Booming yet delicate, catchy yet adventurous; we’re going to be hearing this song for a very, very long time.
Enjoy this song forever..