Twice as Tall: The return of the African Giant
Following the great success of his previous studio album ‘’African Giant’’, Nigerian superstar Burna Boy announced the release of his new set to be masterpiece called Twice as Tall set to land on all digital and streaming platform on the 14th of August.
The album was mostly recorded during the coronavirus lockdown period in Lagos, Nigeria and seemingly it was exclusively produced by the genial minds of Sean Combs (in art Diddy), Bosede Ogulu and Burna Boy Himself.
The current global situation caused by the deadly virus prompted the artist to concentrate the promotion of his forthcoming album entirely online, instead of travelling and doing guest appearances as he did for his previous record, also granted him the possibility to broaden his listeners and fans worldwide.
Burna Boy recently released his tracklist on his official Instagram profile and judging by the success of the first single released ‘’Wonderful’’; this album set to be an Afro-Fusion sensation.
It is also impossible not to notice the featuring guest appearances by the likes of Chris Martin from the globally recognised band Coldplay, U.K. sensation Stormzy, Naughty by Nature and Sauti Sol.
Here are two reasons why we at Sounds of Africa Music, believe you should look out for this album
Firstly if you follow Burna Boy and his controversial take on Nigerian current political situation and the global issue surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, be sure to expect meaningful and mind-opening lyrics.
If there is one thing, no one can fault Burna Boy it is his political awareness and how it can always be perceived in his lyrics.
Secondly, as the New York Times has anticipated, the song ‘’The Monsters You Made’’ featuring Chris Martin of Coldplay set to be an ‘’indictment of miseducation, historical injustice and systemic racism, delivered in clear English with mounting fury’’. Burna Boy also said about the song that ‘’it comes from a lot of anger and pain, and me having to witness first-hand what my people go through and how my people see themselves’’.
We can’t wait to tap into the new vibe powered by Burna Boy and his team, Twice as Tall out everywhere on the 14th of August.
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