Ever since the year kicked off, we’ve been holding our hands out and keeping our ears to the ground for new music from Odunsi The Engine. Instead, all we got for a minute were flashes of his spunky fashion forays on social media which got everyone talking. But it has taken a pandemic and a lockdown for us to finally get that record from Odunsi, one he dedicates to his day-one fans.
For his year opening single ‘Decided’, the alte frontman taps one of the most promising Nigerian singers, Tems. Together they present an introspective but striking R&B number that pokes into some of their most vulnerable thoughts. Tems finds herself on hook-duty as she opens the record with a thrilling vocal performance. Odunsi in his verse touches on his strained relationship with his father and his vulnerabilities.
According to Odunsi, the self-produced record “is for anyone that is battling with anything in their lives and dealing with loads of anxiety.” “It’s about fighting death in sleep,” he continues.
This is the first single since Odunsi’s 2019 dual-releases ‘Wetin Dey’ and the Wani-featured ‘Better Days’.
Listen to the single above.