Listen to Amaarae’s bouncy new single, “Leave Me Alone”

Her first single of the year

The wait is finally over, and Amaarae has released some new music. This year alone, she’s wowed us with her guest features on Oiee’s “Still Dey Inside” alongside Mensah and Odunsi’s “Body Count” alongside Gigi Atlantis & Deto Black. Now, she’s released her first official single of the year, “Leave Me Alone” and she’s sending a message about protecting your peace.

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Amaarae is one of the most exciting artists at the moment, who’s distinct style and instantly recognisable voice sets her apart. Her introspective yet lighthearted declarations are a defining factor of her previous songs, “Like It” and “Spend Some Time” and now she’s following suit with the latest release.

On Twitter, she declared that “Leave me Alone” is for the Young OGs to smoke and be happy to, and we couldn’t agree more. The song is about learning how to protect your peace, regardless of what’s going on in the world. In her usual calm tone, she sings: “You’re fucking up my mental space, you’re blowing my high. Too much energy being wasted on business not mine” giving good indication of where her head is at and her disinterest in spending time on things that don’t make her happy.

With the state of the world at the moment, it’s no surprise that Amaarae is feeling like this and spreading the word to the rest of us. Like she said, she’s about to get deep into her bag in the next 6 months and if this is anything to go by, let’s have it.

Listen to “Leave Me Alone” here: