Pulse Album Review Daramola takes a shot at love again in "The Last Time I Tried"

Love takes center stage on the LP, with stories bordering on the singer's cultural influences, religious stand and relationships.

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Album – The Last Time I Tried
Artiste – Daramola
Producers - Daramola, Juice Bangers, Nathan Foster, Youngsidechain, Ezekiel Olaleye
Record Label: Indie (2017)
Duration: 45 minutes

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Daramola - " The Last Time I Tried"  Tracklist



Daramola is out with his debut album "The Last time I tried'', building on his earlier mixtape project "Nothing Really Matters 1 of 2". The gifted vocalist drops a 13-track album, in which he channels his experiences, thoughts and religious convictions.

From the album, one would be quick to note that Daramola is well grounded in his roots despite his environmental influences coming from the West.

He is also deep into his religious beliefs, which he expresses in his music as heard in the track 'Jesus lives in my house'.

'Lotto', 'Someone to love' , 'Dream' and 'Make me better' sees him express his heartfelt emotions of love for that special lady.

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The vocalist comes through with a Trap-infused element in 'Fake friends', talking about being surrounded by unreal folks; and then prayers from a place of love are offered him by his mother at the end of the track. In 'Palmgrove estate', he also talks about haters trying to get at him and gets a note of warning from momma.

In 'The last time I tried'(TLTIT), Daramola talks about failed relationships, and how he couldn't work it out with the ladies especially the ones in Miami. He channels that Trap music element once again here.

'Fight for you' however sees him seeing a bright light of hope in a particular lady despite other ladies he gave up on.

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His homely upbringing and love for family is quickly evident in 'Tuwaraya mama'.

Daramola's vocals are undeniable, and will definitely be appealing to a large audience of RnB, Soul music faithfuls.

On 'I used to', the stellar production on this one is on some dope level.

Overall, the album "The Last Time I Tried"  by Daramola dwells on his cultural influences, life lessons, love lost and won, victories over the dark side, and appreciation for family, particularly his mom.

Rating - 4.5/5


3-Worth Checking Out
4-Smoking Hot

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