Wande Coal and Juls serve-up “So Mi So”,

a shimmering neo-highlife number

As far as songwriters and composers go, Wande Coal is the bar and the starting point for any artist aiming for Nigeria’s elite class. Since his Mo-Hits days, Wande Coal’s tack has been both a wide breadth of melody and the ability to build compositions that manage equal amounts earworm and ingenuity. Set on guitar-led instrumentals produced by Juls, “So Mi So” is threaded as one of those Wande Coal gems you can expect to snake into playlists gradually until it seems like everyone won’t stop playing the damn song. Thematically, Wande keeps things light, teasing his lover about her beauty with soft lyrics and a smoky delivery lined-up against mid-tempo drums.

Juls has been reaching for new levels of inspiration by tapping into West African highlife with an Afro-Carribean tint; first with Burna Boy’s “Rock Your Body”, now with Wande Coal. If there was ever any doubt about the man’s ability to make distinct yet familiar neo-highlife, “So Mi So”, clears all that shit up.

Stream “So Mi So” below.