UK based Ghanaian producer, Juls is among the tastemakers responsible for the recent global buzz about African music with his successful string of Afropop releases. With the genre already proven accomplished on Billboard charts and getting a nod from pop acts like Beyonce and Drake, there’s no better time than now to release his much anticipated sophomore album, ‘Colour’, the follow up to his full length debut, ‘Leap Of Faith’ and the late 2017 ‘Ojekoo’ EP.
‘Colour’ is an 11-track tape combing all of Juls sonic influences from highlife, hip-hop, grime, garage, jazz and Latin-pop. Pre-released singles, Agent Sasco-assisted “Slow Down”, “Maayaa” featuring Tiggs Da Author and Santi and Mr Eazi assisted “Cake” already hinted at Juls’ prefered lightweight ambience setting music for breezy summer parties. But with the new tracks, we get a clearer picture of his sonic vision, highlighting everything beautiful about being African through the love songs, spoken-word poetry, meme skits and guest list that boasts of guest verses from Kida Kudz, Worlasi, Kojey Radical, Kida Kudz, Ms Banks, PA Salieu, Falz, Oxlade, Big Zeeks, Sweetie Irie, Sway Clarke, Knucks, Xamvolo and Che Lingo.
Juls has also released the accompanying music video for “Like Tu Danz”, one of the album’s standout tracks from ‘Colour’, where he bridges Afropop, Grime and hip-hop. Featuring Ms Banks, Kida Kudz and PA Salieu, “Like Tu Danz” emphasize how music has contributed to making the world smaller as they all channel their unique sounds and style into a delightful dance-inspiring song. The music video Ray Fiasco directs follows the festive direction of the song with neon lighting and a party-bus set where the artists perform their verse.
You can watch the music video for “Like Tu Danz” below.
Stream Juls’ ‘Colour’ album below.
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