Lagos based singer, songwriter Adedayo Agbi better known by his alias DTS has recently released the first song off his upcoming project Trial and Error. The track titled “Heaven” is a soulful melody and is DTS’ first release in some time and he intends to fully make up for his hiatus as fans have been clamoring for new music.
The genuity of the song is a reflection of the artiste’s character and outlook on life as it conveys a message of youthful bliss and appreciation for life. Speaking to The Guardian in 2019, DTS described his music as universal stating that he; “makes music for the youth, not just the Nigerian youth but for everyone in that age bracket”.
Although his sound has evolved quite a bit since the interview, he seems to still have a pretty good grasp on young listeners as his rare instalive sessions seem to be packed with devout listeners who can’t get enough of him.
Some little known fact about “Heaven” is that it was inspired in part by the passing of a close friend of the artiste and fans were moved when the artiste sent out a cryptic tweet captioned “For Osmond” signifying a dedication of the song to a real one who couldn’t be there to see the manifestation of their dreams.
Trial and Error is a four-song project, cutting across four experimental sounds with a few strategic features. The artiste describes the body of work as raw and unfiltered in terms of the content included in the songs as it is intended to highlight “the process”.
DTS is yet to announce a release date for the project but if the first track is anything to go by, it’s safe to say you will need to update your playlists very soon. Activity Club Review
"As the title implies, this song truly feels like heaven. The ambient vocals complement the fantastic production. The 808's give the song life and it seems the producer included an instrument (specifically a guitar) that sounds similar to a Guzheng or Pipa.
This blend of Asian instruments with African sounds ended up creating a unique texture. This definitely holds replay value."