I am always excited when new music is cooked and served, and I must admit I did not see the collaborative EP between Falz and Simi Coming.

In my innocent mind, it was a work between Simi and Adekunle Gold I was expecting. But then, I am but a mere mortal.

One has to be living under a rock not to have noticed how close Simi and Falz are. After giving us “Jamb Question” and “Soldier“, and seeing pictures between both artistes, all cosy and stuff, some of us busy bodies sensed those two had something going on.

Yes, Simi has denied it many times, but wise men from the East have also always insisted that there was something rumbling between both very talented young songsters.

Then we woke up this morning to a body of work titled “Chemistry”, with Falz and Simi chest to chest topless on the album art. Whoop!Whoop!

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One wonders if there was a transfer of electrons between their chesticles…

Chemistry is 7 track an EP. Looking at the it closely shows a very interesting pattern. It is like a love story, made up of different chapters that treat the issues of falling in love, lovers’ tiff, marriage, etc. It captures a journey. But we shall leave the analysis of this EP to our review machine.

For now, we shall analyse what we reckon is the most interesting message in the EP – a seeming announcement. That is what the flagship track of the EP looks like to us. That is what “Chemistry” the track, seems to be telling us.

So we transcribed the song, and listened to each line to get exactly the subliminal these two were throwing our way. So lets break this thing down into bits.

Chemistry

Simi (verse 1)
Ah ah ah ah
Everybody seems to think that we’ll be good together o
Everybody done dey talk say make you be my lover oh oh oh
But they don’t even know if ‘am your spec o
I don’t even know if I take your breath away
You don’t even know my wildest dreams
Maybe it is all just chemistry
Hook [Simi]
But I know I kind of maybe really do like you
Maybe me and you we can try to do this love something
Maybe there is something there
Bridge [Falz]
Ah, I know there is something
Hook [Simi]
And I know you kind of maybe really do like me
Maybe I could be your baby
We should stop fronting
Maybe there is something there
Bridge [Falz]
Ah, I know there is something
Falz (verse 2)
Bae, I know say you like me
Your heart skip anytime I say nice things
Maybe we dey shy since
Maybe fate done say we can’t fight this
You dey draw me, you be fine artist
We done preach, maybe we should try practice
We could go slow, like say we jam traffic
If dey wan talk shit, make we buy Harpic
When you step right through my door
I dey wish I could off that pinafore
With a neat swagger, we could kiss after
But they say your boyfriend is a street fighter
Ok, that your smile from heaven o
You dey dodge, trying to be careful o
But we still going round in circles o
If we don’t try, we will never get to know
See as you fine, you shine from head to toe
Feelings dey grow, but you are scared to show
Ma ma sa fun mi, ma ma beru o
if they want am, make we give them a show
Hook [Simi]
And I know I kind of maybe really do like you
Maybe me and you we can try to do this love something
Maybe there is something there
Bridge [Falz]
Ah, I know there is something
Hook [Simi]
And I know you kind of maybe really do like me
Maybe I could be your baby
We should stop fronting
Maybe there is something there
Bridge [Falz]
Ah, I know there is something
Falz (verse 3)
But if ‘am too motivated then stop me
I been dey feel say love e dey costly
But I know its not the same in your company
And this feeling is killing me softly
Me I didn’t want to be unruly
But everybody seems to want to talk to me
Even if me and you make the worst couple
If we no date o, e go cause trouble
Simi (verse 4)
I know I said I wanted to be friends o
the true be say that one na pretend o o
Maybe we can start again
Forget wetin I tell you then
Do you feel the chemistry?
Hook [Simi]
And I know I kind of maybe really do like you
Maybe me and you we can try to do this love something
Maybe there is something there
Bridge [Falz]
Ah, I know there is something
Hook [Simi]
And I know you kind of maybe really do like me
Maybe I could be your baby
We should stop fronting
Maybe there is something there
Bridge [Falz]
Bae, I know there is something
Each line of this song tells a story, each line speaking to battles of the heart these two have been dealing with. Both artistes took two verses each. We shall lead you through them, line by line.
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They sure look like they are ready to jump the rope

Simi led the way with her verse:
Everybody seems to think that we’ll be good together o
Everybody done dey talk say make you be my lover oh oh oh
But they don’t even know if ‘am your spec o
I don’t even know if I take your breath away
You don’t even know my wildest dreams
Maybe it is all just chemistry
She told no lie here. I personally think they look good together, especially after seeing pictures from their photo-shoot. I am positive I am not alone in this. This chemistry between them was very visible to the trained eye (like mine) in “Soldier”. I was willing to bet they were undercover lovers, even with the Adekunkle looming heavy. We do not know if indeed Simi was Folarin’s spec, if he likes his women BBW with a behind so wow it gets everyone in a room uncomfortable (waddap Drake!). We don’t care. They both look good together, stuff of a romance novel.
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The moment I could not find Falz’s right hand, I knew he was far gone

Falz Verse 2

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I know say you like me
Your heart skip anytime I say nice things
Maybe we dey shy since
Maybe fate done say we can’t fight this
You dey draw me, you be fine artist
We done preach, maybe we should try practice
We could go slow, like say we jam traffic
If dey wan talk shit, make we buy Harpic
When you step right through my door
I dey wish I could off that pinafore
With a neat swagger, we could kiss after
But they say your boyfriend is a street fighter
Ok, that your smile from heaven o
You dey dodge, trying to be careful o
But we still going round in circles o
If we don’t try, we will never get to know
See as you fine, you shine from head to toe
Feelings dey grow, but you are scared to show
Ma ma sa fun mi, ma ma beru o
if they want am, make we give them a show
It is now obvious this young lawyer was suffering in silence. He could see the look in Simi’s eyes all this while. He knew this lady was just holding out and stalling him. He finds Simi very sexy, we do too, which was why he had to hold himself many times from peeling off her dress (pinafore). He probably also suspected whoever her man was had her heart in a choke hold. I don’t blame her, women are more circumspect when it comes to matters of allowing their hearts slip. He was also afraid of the nastiness that could come from it if her man, a man with the legend of being a street fighter decides to make an appearance. She was definitely afraid of the unknown, of how the blogs will view it if she slides into a Big Sean/Jhene Aiko situation with him, she was afraid of Falz – did he just want to toy with her and move the hell on? She was not so sure her feelings for Falz were that strong, if she could trust Falz. That is the reason for this line
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See the way she held on to him? My guy bone!

Feelings dey grow, but you are scared to show” 

Ma ma sa fun mi, ma ma beru o” [Do not run from me, do not be afraid of me]
Falz had to drop major assurances here.

Falz Verse 3

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But if ‘am too motivated then stop me
I been dey feel say love e dey costly
But I know its not the same in your company
And this feeling is killing me softly
Me I didn’t want to be unruly
But everybody seems to want to talk to me
Even if me and you make the worst couple
If we no date o, e go cause trouble
At this point, Falz could not take it anymore and he made it perfectly clear to Simi, even though he remained a perfect gentleman. He knew it was in his best interest to give her time to come around. He was willing to take the risk of dating her, even if it turns out badly.
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They look so good together.

Simi Verse 4
I know I said I wanted to be friends o
the true be say that one na pretend o o
Maybe we can start again
Forget wetin I tell you then
Do you feel the chemistry?
At this point, Simi knew playing hard to get was going to eat her up. She even confessed she had fallen for him long ago, maybe before she even realized it, even at that time she was rebuffing his advances and insisting she just wanted platonic friendship. She still had a little apprehension though. She still wanted to know what she was feeling was not just all up in her head. So she asked him if he was feeling the chemistry she suspects they have.
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Game over! They are moving in together

This song is deep with meaning. But we on this side, we bloody, helpless romantics, do wish this is real. Because we do believe in love.
Transcription by Monk
Photo credits: Simi Instagram