A couple of weeks ago, Fireboy DML broke his 6-month long hiatus with his 2020 debut ‘New York City Girl’. And despite the initial excitement that came with the arrival of a new Firbeoy single, what came next was a wave of mixed reviews with many feeling it could have been more. And now, it appears Fireboy isn’t wasting any time to restore our confidence as he has released ‘Eli’, his second official single perceived to be leading the road to his coming project.
‘Eli’ is a sonically refreshing number that beautifully blends Afropop, dancehall elements and coated with Japanese sounds. And like most of Fireboy’s singles, this record finds him wailing about the effect a woman he calls Delilah has on him. He appears to be crazy in love and suddenly realises he’s no longer in control. In the infectious hook, he relentlessly calls out for help, “someone come save me from Delilah.”
One thing that has kept ears and eyes glued to Fireboy’s craft is how he makes such beautiful music taking the road less sonically travelled. He and Pheelz have forged a relationship that allows them to repeatedly push boundaries with each release and we’re absolutely here for it.
The YBNL star has been the toast of music listeners ever since his smash hit, ‘Jealous‘ came to mainstream consciousness early in 2019. The highly infectious record single-handedly catapulted him to nationwide recognition, acceptance and success. He has since been repeatedly referred to as one of the new guards taking over the Nigerian music industry. And with his critically acclaimed award-winning debut album “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps”, Firbeoy proved we weren’t wrong all the while.
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