Adekunle Gold Announces New Album ‘Catch Me If You Can’; Shares New Single “Mercy”
Out February 4th
Out February 4th
Adekunle Gold’s obsession with growth is remarkable. Over the past few years, the singer has constantly metamorphosised with the times, breaking previous moulds of him in an effort to to remould and fine-tune his persona into something rounder, edgier and more captivating for his audience.
While these transformations happen in real-time, they were overtly evident on his third studio LP ‘Afropop Vol.1,’ which has spurred new levels of recognition for the “High” singer. Now, following a string of hit singles last year including “It Is What It Is”, the Lucky Daye-assisted “Sinner” and “High” with Davido, Gold is hot on the heels to begin the year with a new album titled ‘Catch Me If You Can,’ and a new single “Mercy” released today.
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The Blaise Beatz-produced track “Mercy” fuses energetic Afropop drums with heavy Dancehall elements and slick electronic production, providing the perfect backdrop for Adekunle Gold to take a shot at his enemies who disguise as friends. He speaks about fake love from friends and foes, directly conversing with His maker on how to navigate the stormy relationships he faces. He sings “Oh lord have Mercy Mercy,This fake love don dey plenty plenty/Who born the person person wey wan try cross me make dem try me, try me,” over the song’s catchy hook, even going as far as to aptly interpolate Awilo Lokomba’s classic song “Denge Pose.”
It’s clear that Adekunle Gold is fully taking control of his journey on this next phase of his career. The new album promises to showcase more of Gold’s signature addictive melodies and honest lyricism while giving room for the singer to grow, evolve and take on new subject matters as a husband and father. Alongside sharing the new single, Gold also share the album’s evocative cover art and its release date which is slated for February 4th.
Listen to “Mercy” here and pre-order ‘Catch Me If You Can’ below.
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