Jess ETA Arrives With New EP, ‘Playing With Fire’

His second studio LP

Since emerging as the winner of Audiomack’s Rising Star challenge in 2021, Jess ETA ascent in the music industry has been one to attentively watch. Over the past few years since his debut, his blend of Afro-R&B with soulful Pop, Rock, Afropop and more, has endeared him to a multitude of growing fans as he gracefully confirms himself as one of the most promising artists of the now.


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For his first body of work, Jess released his debut studio album ‘Aphrodite’ in 2019 and followed up with his second body of work ‘Balance’ in 2020, a 6-track compilation of delectable Afropop and R&B records with guest performances from SGawD and Zarion Uti. The body of work put on display the rapid-fire skills that the Nigerian-born singer had to offer and set a clear trajectory for his sonic growth. Now, after releasing a handful of singles, including “Skata” and the BNXN-assisted “Body On Fire”, Jess ETA is ready once again to welcome into his immersive world.

‘Playing With Fire’ is an 11-track project which sees the songwriter showing off his sultry vocals and blending that with his stellar lyricism. On the 32-minute run, he taps artists such as Gemini Major, Azanti, Frya and PsychoYP for guest verses and producers such as Maxonproduction, Riverays,  S’Bling and more for additional production.

The tape features records such as “Dangerous” and “Paralyzed”, both of which sees the artist chanting romantic lyrics to his lover, drawing influences from R&B and soul. On the standout record “Paralyzed”, the artist sings on the chorus “I’m ready for the consequences, I’m burning with desire, it’s killing me/this could be suicide, it’s messing with my confidence, you’ve got me paralyzed”. With every new project, Jess ETA reestablishes why he’s here in the first place and “Playing with Fire” is yet another statement by the artist who has a lot to say. 

Listen to ‘Playing With Fire’ here.

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