Sauti Sol has been releasing its fourth studio album since the tail end of last year using an innovative roll-out plan to release tracks over a twelve-month period. Starting with “Melanin” featuring Patoranking, Sauti Sol unveiled “Girl Next Door”featuring Tiwa Savage last month, making “Afrikan Star” featuring Burna Boy, the third track off the unnamed project.
“Afrikan Star” primarily features Sauti Sol’s signature pop formula of praising the African woman’s body—which is quite frankly, starting to border on repetitive. (Don’t even get me started on that stalker line). Burna Boy brings imagery and a semblance of a plot to the mix though, giving a little context to the muse at the heart of the track. “Afrikan Star” mostly succeeds on guitars that highlight a lost era of Pop-R&B set on acoustic work and Burna Boy’s folk-inspired outro.
Stream the third track off Sauti-Sol’s fourth studio album here:
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