The intro to Titose’s ‘Was it Something I Said?’ is a proper scene setter, subtly opening the project gracefully as for most, this is the first official meeting with the songstress whose work we’ve followed over the years.
Fusing delicate storytelling with warm, rhythmic tones and brooding basslines, Titose offers a conceptual trapsoul debut. Produced by AmoBeatz, Was It Something I Said? uses a couple’s experiences together to detail the crests and troughs of romance. “This is a project about love and friendship,” the Botswana-born artist tells Apple Music. “The main theme is confrontation—of others and of self.” With its moody soundscape, opener “I Do” calls for accountability, while The Big Hash helps pick up the energy on the girls’-night-out-themed “Best Friends”, before a palpable resignation kicks in on “Strangers”. A relatable story of romantic strife unfolds across these eight tracks, with the record’s earlier angst offset by the celebratory closer, “Lights Off”.