Wizkid returns with new single and video “Sweet Love”

Daddy Yo is back to give nothing but the best love


On the cusp of greatness for Afropop, Wizkid continues on an upward trajectory he already mapped since his feature on Drake’s Grammy-nominated “One Dance” last year. His latest single, “Sweet Love” is a follow-up to late 2016 rave hit, “Daddy Yo”, which debuted on the BillBoard Twitter Top Tracks chart upon release.

There are less drums than we’re used to hearing from Wizkid on this track, but his melody is succinct even when he hits higher notes. Sweet Love, is a somewhat different Wizkid all together, but instrumental arrangements and lyrical samples from Fela are strongly reminiscent of “Jaiye Jaiye”, the lead single of Wiz’ AYO sophomore.

“Sweet Love” is heavily grounded on an acoustic baseline that is not exactly minimalist but is indicative of Wizkid’s recursive focus on the African soundscape, despite growing mainstream appeal. For skeptics that wondered if the EDM-sounding “Daddy Yo” was a switch up to more electronic based music, “Sweet Love” is definitely Wizkid’s reponse

You can also listen to “Sweet Love” via iTunes/Apple Music here

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