Psst! the new music cutting across the continent this week is rich with diversity and melting genres. Check out some of our favourite new picks.
A rich Afropop tune by the sound god himself. Runtown finally blesses us with his album ‘Sound God Fest Reloaded’ and it is packed with a lot of solid jams including ‘Luva Luva’ featuring Rowlene who delivers a smooth and soulful chorus for this one. The synergy between both acts is seamless.
A subtle reminder that the drip is very necessary. Sarkodie schools us on this Rexxie produced track ‘No Fugazy’. The message? never drop the drip level.
Off South African producer Sayfar’s debut EP ‘Rhandzu’, we’ve singled out Kade. The vocal delivery from Rethabile at often times in this song feels like an incantation that draws you deep into her melodies and we’re signing up for that.
East Africans and smooth rhythms are like peas in a pod. Imagine listening to a heartbreak song and you’re dancing along. Yeah, you don’t have to imagine, just listen to this one.
Another Nigeria and Ghana linkup that’s a straight hit? Yes please! The Joeboy x Kwesi Arthur blend on the remake of ‘Door’ is so spot on!
Ghanaians will not be left behind as the Amapiono train speeds on. This one is for all of us that like nice things! Absolutely love this track! I mean, it’s about enjoyment (lol).
Senegalese singer-songwriter Wasis Diop is a rare and meticulous artist. He chose French for the elegant poetry of his new album ‘De la Glace dans la Gazelle’. And each word is magnified by its deep, sensual and inhabited voice; and his guitar, by turns limpid or mesmerizing.
Orisa is a national treasure, he needs to be protected at all costs! On ‘Lesson Teacher’, he reiterates that he’s number one and should be treated as such.
Love Shatta Wale. He has churned out amazing singles and features in 2021 and it’s not even mid-year yet. ‘More Loving’ is a song about his muse who gives him everything and more.
Listen to our Playlist here: