April Somi Dokpesi, popularly known April Maey is an Alternative Nigerian musician from Belgium. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria and describes her sound ranges as shifting from soulful to rhythmic and introspective to expansive in its scope, making it more than lyrical storytelling. The singer/songwriter released her debut EP “Ticket To Anywhere” back in March 2020 and has gone to deliver other projects like ‘Sweatshirt’ and ‘Far Away’. April Maey has garnered much applause during her career from working and collaborating with much larger names in the industry like MI Abaga, Loose Kaynon, Boogey, Koker, Ycee, Reinhard Tega, Yung L, Poe, Oxlade amongst others.
She describes her latest endeavor “Airplane Mode” as “a lyrical poem about feeling lost in your own world, and the journey to discovering oneself.” Each song depicts the journey of understanding who you are: it talks about becoming lost in your own head and learning something new. Airplane Mode portrays an image of feeling cut off from the world while still attempting to forge meaningful connections inside it through melancholy soundscapes topped with emotional yearning vocals and genuine lyricism. Airplane Mode consists of the tracks; Helping A Friend, Too Much, Sunday, I’m in pain too, and Darkness. Features on the EP include; Boogey, Psycho YP, Dare Omisore, and Lerr. Listen to Airplane Mode here