Burna is never without his fair bit of controversy online, but the music always trumps this and reminds everyone of his G.O.A.T status, whether we agree with his actions or not. After wowing us with his stellar feature on the genre-mashing remix to “Jerusalema” last week, Burna Boy is showing no signs of slowing down, and has just released the lead single off his upcoming project ‘Twice as Tall’.
The bouncy new Telz-produced single, “Wonderful” is a humble and appreciative track with the perfect blend of afrobeat drums, enthralling percussions, and the South African Zulu sound. Burna Boy opens the track with an old but familiar prayer, giving thanks for life and paying homage to his roots, singing ‘Anywhere I go mo n lati pada si le mi/cause mama mi mo wa ni ile mi’.
He fondly sends a clear message that no matter how far his music takes him around the world, home is always where the heart is. It’s an important message that makes us slow down and appreciate where we come from, especially in light of the fact that we’ve all been forced to actually stay at home in the wake of the pandemic.
Speaking about the new single, Burna Boy shared that:
“Seeing the wonders of my music, interacting with people while touring makes me realise that I’m blessed that my music is universal, blessed that people react to my music whether they understand it or not.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing people to stay home, when they didn’t plan for it, it made me reflect on the wonder of just being home and being able to survive under dire circumstances.”
Listen to “Wonderful” below.
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