Omah Lay shares new single “Woman” ahead of his debut album release
'Boy Alone' SZN
'Boy Alone' SZN
In 2020, while the entire world was confined indoors due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Omah Lay spawned what is considered to be one of the finest EP’s in Afropop history. ‘Get Layd,’ was the titillating 5-track project that catapulted the singer into the upper echelons of stardom. In that same year, he spun another stellar 5-track EP, ‘What have We Done,’ which cemented him as one of the most prolific acts of his generation.
He has since doubled down on his dizzying 2020 run by lining the pop scene with continent-spanning hits like “Understand” and his feature with Ajebo Hustlers “Pronto”. Now he’s at the cusp of sharing his debut studio album, a purple-themed motif titled ‘Boy Alone’, which is poised to drop next month. Ahead of its release, he paired up with Justin Bieber for a snazzy mid-tempo offering, “Attention” which dropped earlier this year, and now he’s returned with an utterly irresistible earworm dubbed “Woman”.
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“Woman” sees him roll back time to deliver a classic Omah-Lay record. His syrupy voice drips over the P.Priime-helmed production, glazing it with his archetypal bouncy flows and awe-inspiring melodies. Omah Lay’s songs have largely been defined by longing — for sex, for love, or for attention.
He’s responded to these voids with wistful musings over amber-hued beats, until now, when he appears to look through a sunny lens and a twinge of nostalgia to deliver one of his finest works in recent times. The sanguine P.Priime production provides the perfect backdrop for him to layer lyrics that sees him shower his muse with adulation.
Alongside the record, he has also released an accompanying DK-directed video. The ambience of the video matches the upbeat track flawlessly. It sees Omah Lay and a slew of female friends cruise around the streets of Lagos in a vintage Mercedes-Benz, before arriving at a gilded palatial room, furnished with opulent furniture and exotic food, where they dine and goof about.
Watch the video for woman “Woman” and pre-save ‘Boy Alone’ below.
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