Johnny Drille’s debut album “Before We Fall Asleep” is finally out. Anchored by impeccable songwriting across sound beds replete with traditional, neo-classical and alté inflections, Before We Fall Asleep is an absorbing excursion into Johnny Drille’s richly textured cosmos. Traversing multiple sonic worlds, the Afro-R&B “ludo” gels with the Afropop of “ova”, while the pensive acoustics of “BEFORE I LET GO” precede the collision of hip-hop undertones on “lost in the rhythm” and the ambient pop of “CLOCKS”.
The album houses 14 tracks with features from Don Jazzy, Styl Plus, Ladipoe, Chyldee, Ayra Starr, Cill Soul, Kwittee and Lagos Community Gospel choir. He announced the release of the album today via his Instagram;
This album is SPECIAL, it is a piece of my heart in words and letters written with my tears and laughter, my anxieties and insecurities, and more importantly, my LOVE. This album is for a SPECIAL person, YOU 🧡
I’ve never been this excited about something in my life and I hope you share in the excitement. My debut album #BeforeWeFallAsleep is out this Friday and I’m counting on you. Love, JD.
Listen to the album here