Songs Of The Day: New Music From Zlatan, Ictooicy, Maya Amolo & More
New music to kick off the week
New music to kick off the week
2022 is no longer a new year, and Afropop knows that very well. As much as the previous year was packed with scene-defining achievements, especially within the context of global growth, the only way to keep the momentum from falling off is for artists to keep reaching into their bag for great music that holds the ears and captures the hearts of millions of listeners across the continent and well beyond. That’s exactly what’s been happening, so much so that there’s hundreds of new singles, at-least one new must-hear album and a new smash hit every week.
Amidst this torrent of new music, the NATIVE is committed to highlighting the best releases you need to hear, and possibly add to your playlists. That’s the essence of our ‘Songs of the Day’ column. Last week, we had new releases from Joeboy, PsychoYP, Black Sherif, Bey T and Boohle and more. Today, we bring to you new music from Zlatan, Icytooicy, Maya Amolo and more.
After taking a brief hiatus from releasing any solo material, following the release of his sophomore album ‘Resan’, Zlatan has teamed up with Davido for the new record “Money.” On the Spellz-produced track, they both deliver an uptempo dance record which sees them both speaking on their hustle so far, how far they’ve come and making more money. On the chorus of the record, Zlatan chants “If you’re young and getting money, dupe lowo Jehovah/Omo’ope na money dey stop nonsense.”
Kenyan singer and songwriter Maya Amolo has arrived with the self produced record “Can’t Get Enough”, a slow paced track which sees the artist singing to her muse about their irresistibleness. She chants lyrics such as “The way you glue onto me, aging like fine wine/I can’t get enough,” expressing her deepest feelings over the melodious production of the record.
For his first official single of the year, rapper and singer SaveMilli has arrived with a 2-single pack ‘Justin/Rose’. On standout record “Rose”, the artist directly address his love interest, serenading her with lyrics such as “Baby I want to know, shey na cunny love you dey do me so/which kind love you dey do me so.”
For her new release, Fresh Meat alum and singer Ictooicy is here with the new 4-track EP ‘Sorry’, a combination of heartbreak tunes with distinct, soft and satisfying production. The solo 6-minute run sees the artist on “Save It”, singing lyrics such as “You save it for the ones that you really love/And then you leave me here to pick up the call” to her love interest while also expressing her hurt and unhappiness.
Following the success of his viral hit single “Ameno Amapiano Remix” with Nektunez, Benin born Afrofusion artist has arrived with a new and trippy tune “Bounce.” The Eternal Africa-produced track is an uptempo track which draws inspiration from South Africa’s Amapiano scene. The track infuses kicks and a heavy bass on the production of the record, while the artist flexes his deep vocals on the track.
On this record, Vader The Wildcard delivers a celebratory tune, infusing on the beat elements such as talking drums and more to deliver the typical Yoruba party record. On the track, he sings lyrics such as “Everybody, jupa to the music, cause we’re having the best day of our lives” speaking on living a stress less life and enjoying the good times to the fullest.
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