Our top picks for this edition of Psst! New Stuff are characterized by a bold-yet-sultry welding of otherworldly sound scapes that trigger a realignment with nature’s beautiful elements and your ancestral powers. Listen to these artists!
Ibeyi – Made of Gold ft Pa Salieu (NG & GM )
Afro-french Cuban music duo comprising twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz connect with Pa Salieu on ‘Made of Gold’, an alluring record about reconnecting to their Afro-Cuban roots and their ancestors’ knowledge, seeking past truth and power of the ancient. The record is accompanied by a hypnotic video inspired by Frida Kahlo painting The Love Embrace of the Universe, the Earth (Mexico), Diego, Me, and Senor Xolotl. A magical record!
Gemini Major – Ooh Lala ft Ayra Starr (SA & NG)
Ahead of his forthcoming project, Malawian-born South African singer-songwriter, and music producer, Gemini Major releases Ooh Lala featuring Nigeria’s Ayra Starr. Ooh Lala is a sultry R&B track backed by guitar strings and trumpet sounds about a yearning for companionship and intimacy. In breezy delivery, both artists appeal to their love interests to show them love and affection.
Ayoinmotion – Omí ft Le Ru, Eli Fola (NG & KE)
Ayoinmotion shares ‘Omí’ (translated to water in Yoruba), a sonorous and rhythmic afro-pop vocal interchange with an easily digestible flow, while delivering wordsmith level gems with a catchy hook delivered by Kenyan singer Le Ru. The video is a captivating display of nature and beautiful goddesses, a perfect fit for the natural theme of the song.
Jay Bahd – Stand Firm ft Skyface SDW (GH)
‘Stand firm, stand tall’, the Asakaa boys repeat on yet another intriguing drill track about holding your head high. Produced by Joey on Mars, Stand Firm sees Jay Bahd and Skyface SDW trade exciting verses about working hard and securing the bag with or without help. Word is this is the first from their incoming joint tape and we’ve got our ears and ears peeled!