Listen to Gidi turn dreampop into dancehall on “Hello”

Curving any doubts about the potency of Afropop hybrids on dancefloors

Gidi’s new single, “Hello”, mixes the ambiance of dream pop with the rhythmic quirks of dancehall. Though the ambient synth instrumentals cast a misty and broody shadow over his auto-tuned vocals, the Afropop drum pattern locks the beat to a catchy rock-steady groove that curls around your body like smoke at a night club. Gidi’s lyrics, “Hello Hello/ Baby Girl Me Like The Way You Glow/ Shawty Wanna Keep It On The Low” paints a vivid portrait of trying to hook up at a club without missing pace with the beat. His zonked out vocals, occasionally heightened by auto-tune filters, add to the song’s general air of giddy euphoria. And if there was still any doubt about the potency of Afropop’s hybrids on dancefloors, Gidi’s “Hello” curves it.

You can stream Gidi’s “Hello” below.

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