After a stellar run last year, which saw the release of an experimental sci-fi short titled ‘Alien’ and a successful string of collaborations from Davido’s “LaLa” to Amaarae’s “FANTASY”, singer and songwriter CKay has now released his sophomore EP ‘Boyfriend’ just in time for the Valentine weekend.
The 7-track release sees the artist on full lover boy mode declaring his romantic inclinations to a love interest. With features from Ghana’s Amaarae, Oxlade, KiDi, Bianco Costa and more, CKay embarks on a mission to express the full range of his feelings, unafraid to show his crush exactly how he feels.
In the Instagram post announcing the project’s arrival, the singer shared that ‘Boyfriend’ is a “literal piece of his heart,” and it’s the full intensity of his capacity to love that he shows on his new offering. The Amaarae-assisted “Show My Side” is an absolute earworm, which sees the two singers croon about sentimental longing and brazen lust. Promotional singles “Felony” and “Kiss Me Like You Miss Me” shine within the content of the project, adding to the good boy image the singer sets up for himself.
Even “Mezebu” with Oxlade and KiDi sees the singer in top form singing over glittering acoustic strings about losing a love interest. “Since you not here I’m drinking the pain away,” CKay declares on the number, soundtracking a feeling the heartbroken amongst us may know all too well. If CKay’s intention was to arm listeners with enough quotes to utilise for their Instagram captions leading into the Valentine weekend, then he’s certainly succeeded. This is exactly the heartthrob album we need.
Stream ‘Boyfriend’ below.