The Niel of CEDARS Nigeria has seen dreams come through these past months with songs to his record, irrespective of challenges customary to the Nigerian Music Industry, he keeps to his words of releasing the ‘Ellipses EP’ this month.
Ellipses EP, which contains 3 songs (‘Dance with Me’, ‘For You and Only’ & ‘Fireworks’) is Daniel Achikanu’s first of its kind; with more to still come after it was announced through a tweet directing fans, friends and family to anticipate it.
The EP’s release comes just a few months after the release of ‘INI‘ and ‘Joking Sturvs‘.
READ Excerpts of Interview below:
Ellipses means, we didn’t begin here, at these songs, and #wewontendhere
These songs are an excerpt from our time making music together… The Ellipses project was the first thing that The Music Nerd and I worked on for me personally. Before that there’d been ‘CEDARS stuffs’ and ‘Amazing Grace’ which he is still hoarding.
The Ellipses EP was so named by The Music Nerd. The first track, DANCE WITH ME, was written on the same day as and after the last track, FOR YOU AND ONLY.
I wrote DANCE WITH ME to say that anyone who sees another person doing something wrong or maybe inappropriate, should be quick to point in the right direction, rather than talking trash behind them or laughing at them. You don’t know what that person is going through. So I said, “Dont turn the volume up, if you won’t Dance With Me…“
“FIREWORKS is an emotional song for me. The Music Nerd and I are Kygo fans and he thought to explore making that pace of music with FIREWORKS. I was surprised at how it turned out… but I love the song. It was lyrically adapted from a Poem, Run away, I wrote to a Lady Friend of mine.”
I have to say, watching Empire – the tv series, and Naruto hugely influenced making this EP.
FOR YOU AND ONLY is a song about friendship, its a song about sacrifice, the same sacrifice we all know about since we each have friends, family and lovers we’ve had to give ourselves for.
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