It’s nothing new for music contest show success to be precursor to precisely nothing, but music talent and season 2 winner for The Voice Nigeria, Idyl, is taking giant strides with the release of his new single, “Satisfy Me”. It’s his third single since signing a record deal with Universal Music Group and here he features South African singer, Rowlene who widens the scope of both his sound and audience reach.
Though Idyl made his name as a vocalist, “Satisfy Me” finds him navigating a more pop sound thanks to the catchy beat Sovida produces to the groovy bounce of a guitar-led Afropop beat, punctuated with horn samples. The beat inspires his vocals, taking cues from poppy, romantic reggae as he describes his first encounter with a love interest before he’s joined by Rowlene who performs an equally arresting second verse. Their gut-wrenching performance may be more fitting for a ballady romantic number, but the infusion of their pop influences make “Satisfy Me” a feel-good song to serve dancefloor audiences. While Idyl’s Igbo fueled hook is catchy, it’s his ability to navigate the romantic lanes through a dancehall-centric vision that’s the song’s most charming element.
You can stream “Satisfy Me” by Idyl and Rowlene below.
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