Darey Features Olamide & Soweto Gospel Choir On New Singles.
Award winning R&B superstar and songwriter, Darey Art Alade, is back with 2 new singles off his forthcoming album titled “Naked“; the songs, “Pray For Me (Gbàdúrà Fuń Mi),” featuring multiple Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir and “Àsìkò Laiyé,” featuring popular indigenous rapper, Olamide, premièred on Tuesday, July 7th, on major radio stations around Nigeria. Popularly known for major hits in the past including “Not The Girl,” “Ba Ni Kidi,” “Sisi Eko,” “The Way You Are,” and “Escalade,” as well as his annual music concert, “Love Like A Movie,” Darey has reassured fans that he is not leaving the music scene any time soon as he is set to release his 5th album after 4 years.
“Pray For Me” tells a powerful, positive story of victory against all odds with Darey channelling the spirit of his forefathers as a traditional folk storyteller against a rich backdrop of impressive harmonies from the world famous Soweto Gospel Choir; translated to “Gbàdúrà Fuń Mi” in Yoruba, the song is an inspiring musical experience that contrasts Darey’s signature voice range with the delightful vocals of the over 20-strong choral group.
“Àsìkò Laiyé,” the 2nd single, is an up-tempo Afrobeat/Hip-Hop fusion featuring rapper Olamide; drawing heavily on the Afrobeats sound of Fela Anikulapo Kuti, the light-hearted yet inspirational number sees Darey incorporate the flow of an R&B song with the raw earthiness of Olamide’s Street-Hop flavour to deliver a danceable, yet truly conscious piece of music.
Speaking on the singles, Darey comments:
“I thought it would be good to give the fans a sample of the kind of diversity on this album; the idea was to prove that it is possible to make good music that is low-tempo, mid-tempo or a dance-floor filler and still have a message.”
“I was particularly excited to work with the sensational talents of Soweto Gospel Choir on ‘Pray For Me‘; ‘Àsìkò Laiyé‘ was also a lot of fun to record and work on. Olamide is a bag of energy and I love the verve and flow he brought to the song; I’m sure fans will love it too.”
Darey has also revealed that the album, “Naked,” boasts of other exciting features and will be released this August; listen up and share your thoughts. | ENJOY!!!
DOWNLOAD: Darey ft. Olamide - ASIKO LAIYE (3.2 MiB, 349 hits)
DOWNLOAD: Darey ft. Soweto Gospel Choir - PRAY FOR ME (Gbadura Fun Mi) (3.5 MiB, 348 hits)