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Fireboy DML - “Like I Do”
Earlier this year, Fireboy DML emerged from Nigerian powerhouse Olamide’s record label, making slow-groove pop that tells stories about love with the formulaic structure of a Hallmark Christmas romance. I know that sounds unbearable, and on his debut album Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps, occasionally it is, but there’s something charming about the Nigerian singer’s sugary voice and love-drunk ballads. Aside from his breakout single “Jealous,” the best song on his debut is the mellow “Like I Do.” “No one can love you, like I do,” he sings sweetly on the cliché hook. It’s a song that will probably be butchered by some acoustic-guitar-wielding boyfriend on Valentine’s Day, but regardless I’ve found myself running back the easy listening track. I suppose it’s no more melodramatic than one of Lil Tjay’s begging-for-love-singles and it’s December so no better time to force some warm-hearted shit into your life.
Originally Appeared on Pitchfork