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Like any aspiring pop icon, Mr Eazi knows how to start a party as well as he can make you fall in love. The Nigerian artist, who built upon a foundation of Afrobeats for his own "Banku" sound, never lets yearning vocal melodies too far from his sound, but he's been all-in with his crooning persona on the recent tracks from his upcoming debut album. After the project's gorgeous lead single "Legalize," Eazi dives deeper into a cherished romance on "Personal Baby."
The song begins on a zephyr of undulated Rhodes keys, a pristine mood maintained Eazi's tribute to his ride-or-die. "My personal baby do personal ting for me," he murmurs, soaked to perfection in Auto-Tune, "she a killer for me." Without the warmth and inviting quality of Eazi's voice, his assurances that his love belongs to him forever could sound a bit antiquated. But his vulnerability gives the impression that while he's confident in his romance, he's not taking it for granted for a second. It's that quality that makes "Personal Baby" sound less like an ode to domination and more like a celebration of shared energy, flowing back and forth as two souls continue to collide.