Best New Music: Wurld & Sarz - Sweat

Best New Music: Hear “SWEAT”, the steamiest and most definitive track off Sarz and WurlD’s ‘I Love Girls With Trobul’

With two summer hits—“Ego” and “Trobul”—and a new EP, Sarz and WurlD have emerged as one of the stronger producer-artist pairings of 2019.

As is evident from his wide-ranging production credits for Wizkid, Niniola, Reminisce and more, the true craft of Sarz is mashing sonic flavours. The new joint project with WurlD, I Love Girls With Trobul, dropped last week pre-packaged with Nollywood fascinations; a dramatic title, grunge album art style, and consistent themes of drama and tension in love. This is why the synth-led, “SWEAT”, is decidedly the most defining track off I Love Girls With Trobul.

What sticks out about “SWEAT” after first listen, is the inverted verse-chorus arrangement. WurlD opens the track with an Afropop groove, setting the stage for Sarz’ shimmering disco-fused baseline. On the first verse, WurlD offers a lover reassurance with a ballad-like sultriness, demanding fair consideration under her gaze. Notwithstanding this dramatic build-up, the titular chorus—precluded by WurlD’s interpolation of Bob Marley’s “One Love”—and song climax only occur once. The rest of the story is told sonically; through enveloping dark-ambient synths and a sequence of looped bridges and reverbs.

“SWEAT” is not only the steamiest song off I Love Girls With Trobul, It’s also designed with the replay value of a sleeper hit, courtesy, one of the most inventive beatmakers for this Afropop era.

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Toye is Editor-at-Large at NATIVE Nigeria. Tweet at him @ToyeSokunbi


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