Lately, we’ve realized most of us are all currently in a state of overload. Overload of ideas, overload of advice and information and also overload of new music. That’s not the problem.
The problem is in what ideas to act on, what information to read and what new music to listen to.
Introducing Tush Recommends, a list of the feel-good, best out of the overload of new music released within the week. Not too much, just seven tracks we found appealing, some you might have missed out on, but with this list, we hope to introduce you to crispy fresh sounds.
Burna Boy – Kilometre
After completing his last album cycle, Burna Boy has dished out a new track to chew on.
Enlisting long-time collaborator Chopstix, Burna flexes his vocal range on the jumpy percussive beat. Here he groans, looking back at how he’s come and reveling in the magnitude of his distance. He’s not a newbie and the feats in the last couple of years confirm that.
Blaqbonez feat. Joeboy – Fendi
On Friday, Blaqbonez dropped his most important body of work till date, Sex Over Love. One of the appealing cuts from the album was Fendi. Over buoyant melodies, Blaqbonez evokes emotions. Supported by Joeboy, they both take time with their calm, composed words to talk about the luxurious items they’ll spend for their love interest in exchange for the fun on the sexual turf.
KDDO x Davido – Beamer
KDDO has shown prowess in the past few years as a producer, laying the sonic foundation for some Afrobeats smash hits we’ve grooved to especially Fall. However the narrative is changing as the producer is also transitioning to be a singer. On this slow rhythmic number, titled Beamer, KDDO jacks up Davido, with both obsessing about the attractive features of a love interest. Beamer serves as the lead single to KDDO’s forthcoming debut EP project.
Sarz x Lojay – Tonongo
Sarz’s innovative approach to production has earned him praise over the years. His addition of elements of electronic music to afrobeats has made his works more exciting. In 2019, he in collaboration with Wurld put out I Love Girls With Trobul and in 2021 he finds a worthy partner in Lojay. Tonongo is the track and Sarz’s hard-hitting muffled drums provide a soft landing for Lojay to float with his charming vocals, building a story over the two verses on the intricacies of falling in love.
Laycon feat. Mayorkun – Verified
Also releasing his debut album on Friday was BBNaija winner, Laycon. Titled “…Shall We Begin….”, one of the impressive tracks was Verified with Mayorkun and the two artists brag about their new superstar status. Mentioning cities across Lagos, they boast about their influential status, reveling in how vast their names have spread.
Ajebutter 22 — King of Parole
After missing for much of 2020, Ajebutter 22 comes back with the usual flair and flamboyance he exudes on tracks.
This time, he’s expressing his characteristic soft, buttery vocals over this Amapiano-styled track. Sounding cosy, appealing to his love interest and striding in affluence, Ajebutter doesn’t need to say much, his influence is felt over this track already.
Adekunle Gold – It is What It is
2020 unnerved most people, with many still reeling from the anxious moments and unpleasant experiences. Adekunle Gold hints at those kind of experiences as we saunter into the rest of the year telling a story of leaving scenarios that costs us our peace. It’s a calm, melodious tune from the Afro fusion artist.
This article was written by Olabode Otolorin; connect on Instagram with him here