Songs Of The Day: New Music From Dave, 1DA Banton, Deena Ade & More

New week, more new new music

As we cross into the second half of the year, the amount of music we consume continues to grow exponentially by the second. With amazing songs dropping at an unrelenting pace, it’s not always easy to cut through the noise and the sheer volume of it all to find the music that will accompany our melancholy, inspire our next creative breakthrough, allow us our loved ones more securely, or take us to a place of unencumbered elation.

That’s where our ‘Songs of the Day’ column comes in. We try to keep our fingers on the pulse of music from across the continent and beyond, bringing you exciting songs from talented musicians who are continuously trying to bounds of artistry with their music. Last weekend, we brought you new releases from Omah Lay, Shaybo, Straffiti, Bella Shmurda, The Cavemen, Adekunle Gold, Kida Kudz, and much more. To begin the new week, here are some new releases from Dave, 1Da Banton, Deena Ade, Tshego, Spesh OG, SJXY and more. Enjoy.

Dave – “Clash” (ft. Stormzy)

Dave is gearing up for the release of his sophomore album ‘We’re All Alone In This Together’. Ahead of its release, he’s shared a new promotional single “Clash”, the follow-up to his recently released two-pack single “Titanium & Mercury”. This time around, he links up with fellow UK emcee, Stormzy for a riveting track that finds both rappers trading boastful bars. Over the track’s catchy production, they both rap about their extravagant lifestyles; “Jordan 4s or Jordan 1s, Rolexes, got more than one/My AP cost thirty-one, millimeters, forty one” Dave quips on the song’s hook. The accompanying music video finds both rappers delivering their verses while surrounded by a host of flashy sports cars.

1da Banton – “No Wahala”

For his first official release this year, 1da Banton shares a new single titled “No Wahala”. The Blaise Beatz-produced track finds the artist unbothered with his current worries and singing on the good aspects of life. “Problem no dey finish, make you try dey enjoy/Dance like no wahala eh no wahala” he chirps happily over the song’s chorus reminding listeners to cast their focus on things within their control.

Deena Ade – “4 U”

For her first official single this year, Deena Ade is back with seamless melodies on “4U”. The new release finds the artist singing directly to her love interest about what she would do for them as a result of their shared love together. “Baby you know I want to bend it 4u” she sings over the soothing production of the track, ready to show her affection for her love interest.

Speaking about the new release, the singer shares “The song was written during the lockdown. It is about my obsession with being alone, but desiring or craving the attention of a prospective lover when I feel like it. Then I go on to tell him not to act up, because me sef I’m really not well, but I want to bend my rules & also bend the back for him. Overall the song is about pushing him away & pulling him in.”

Sjxy – “So Long” (ft. Larry Gaaga & Tomi Thomas)

For his first official release this year, Sjxy collaborates with former LOS member, Tomi Thomas, Larry Gaga and producer Marvio for a new melodious single titled “So Long”. The soothing and sexual track finds all artists talking to their respective muses about how they make them feel. Over the song’s mid-tempo production, he sings, “so long yeah so long yeah, I love it when you put it on me/Touching on her body make her body feel better”, delivering a euphoric cut that will definitely resonate with the lovers out there.

Tshego – “Only If You Like It”

South African rapper Tshego is preparing for the release of his new project titled ‘3 Piece’, ahead of this he’s shared the promotional single “Only If You Like That”. Over the melodious production on this track, the rapper delivers sensual bars about how he wishes to please his lover. “Go ahead baby get naked, go ahead baby I’ll be patient/You’ll be so close I can taste it, Only if you like that” he quips over the song’s catchy production, as he directly addresses a lover who he wants to please.

Spesh OG – “Different”

Following the release of his 6-track EP ‘Energy’ earlier this year, artist Spesh OG is back with a new romantic numver titled “Different”. On this track, he sings to his muse about his need to focus on their relationship and reassure her of his commitment. “Girl I feel differently about you and if even if you fall I go catch you” he sings on the hook, reminding his muse that he’s willing to go the long mile for their relationship.

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