Lady Lady (album)

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Lady Lady
LadyLady.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 7, 2018
Recorded2017-18
Genre
Length47:45
LabelEQT Recordings, LLC
ProducerMasego (exec.), Kojoa Asamoah, Jasper, Jah, Justin Bryant, Oliver Jonas Bergqvist, Sounwave, French Kiwi Juice
Masego chronology
Loose Thoughts
(2016)
Lady Lady
(2018)
Singles from Lady Lady
  1. "Tadow"
    Released: October 17, 2017
  2. "Lady Lady"
    Released: June 8, 2018
  3. "Old Age"
    Released: August 24, 2018

Lady Lady is the debut studio album by Jamaican-American singer Masego. It was released on September 7, 2018 by EQT Recordings, LLC.[1]

Background[edit]

In an interview with Billboard, Masego refers to the style of this album as TrapHouseJazz, and also said "my previous projects have different energy, and I feel like I’ve graduated to a more mature version of myself -- my beard’s almost connected, my man body’s comin’ in."[2] The album guest features production from FKJ, SiR, Tiffany Gouché, and De' Wayne Jackson. Production was handled by Masego, Kojoa Asamoah, Jasper, Jah, Justin Bryant, Oliver Jonas Bergqvist, Sounwave, and French Kiwi Juice.[3]

Promotion and singles[edit]

After filming a jam session in March, Masego and FKJ released the official single for Tadow on October 17, 2017.[4] In celebration of his birthday, the second single "Lady Lady" was released on June 8, 2018.[5] Two weeks before the album, the third single, "Old Age" featuring SiR was released.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Pitchfork gave the album a 7.3 out of 10 saying, "His music is sophisticated, steeped in 1980s quiet-storm R&B with hints of smooth jazz along the fringes," and "Lady Lady is a grand coming-of-age record that displays the playful and reflective halves of Masego, illuminating his versatile nature with the promise of more to come."[7] Exclaim! also gave a positive review of the album saying, "when applied to his music, his penchant for jumping from place to place means big payoffs for his audience. On Lady Lady, no two songs sound alike, although they complement each other perfectly."[8]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Silk"Micah DavisMasego1:13
2."I Had a Vision"Davis
  • Kojoa Asamoah
  • Masego
3:12
3."Lavish Lullaby"Davis
3:17
4."Old Age" (featuring Sir)
  • Jasper
  • Jahnei Clarke
2:21
5."Prone"Davis
  • Kojoa Asamoah
  • Justin Bryant
  • Oliver Jonas Bergqvist
  • Masego
3:06
6."Sugar Walls"Davis
  • Kojoa Asamoah
  • Masego
2:03
7."Queen Tings" (featuring Tiffany Gouché)
  • Davis
  • Tiffany Gouché
  • Bigg Kid
  • Kojo
  • Masego
3:08
8."Just a Little" (featuring De' Wayne Jackson)
  • Davis
  • De' Wayne Jackson
Masego4:06
9."Shawty Fishin' (Blame the Net)"DavisMasego3:32
10."Lady Lady"DavisSounwave2:34
11."24 Hr. Relationship"DavisMasego2:24
12."Black Love"Davis
  • Kojoa Asamoah
  • Masego
3:42
13."Tadow" (featuring FKJ)
  • Masego
  • FKJ
5:01
14."Tadow (Extended Version)" (featuring FKJ)
  • Davis
  • Fenton
  • Masego
  • FKJ
8:05
Total length:47:45
Notes
  • "Lady Lady" contains a sample of "Prototype" performed by Outkast
  • "Sugar Walls" contains uncredited vocals from Ari Lennox
  • "24 Hr. Relationship" contains uncredited vocals from Kehlani

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lady Lady by Masego". iTunes.
  2. ^ "Masego on How Women Inspired His Debut Album 'Lady Lady' & His Dream Collaborations". Billboard.
  3. ^ Bedolla, Daise. "Masego, the Ultra-Smooth "TrapHouseJazz" Singer, Is Ready for His Breakout". Vogue.
  4. ^ Fresh, Mikey. "Masego And FKJ Debut The Full Version Of "Tadow"". Vibe.
  5. ^ A., Aaron. "Masego Celebrates His Birthday With New Song "Lady Lady"". Hotnewhiphop.
  6. ^ SALVATORE, MAICKI. "Masego and SiR share new single "Old Age"". The Fader.
  7. ^ "Masego - Lady Lady". Pitchfork.
  8. ^ "Masego Proves His Smooth Operator Bona Fides on 'Lady Lady'". Exclaim!.