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Fireboy DML Releases Sophomore Album, “Apollo”

YBNL and Empire golden boy, Fireboy DML has released his sophomore LP “Apollo” in the early hours of Thursday, August 20.  The album titled after the Greek god of healing, music and poetry contains a total of 17 tracks, including pre-released singles like ‘New York City Girl’, ‘Tattoo’ and ‘Eli’. And unlike his debut album which was an entirely solo effort, this album contains features from Wande Coal, D Smoke and Olamide.

The latest single from the album ‘Tattoo’ finds Fireboy DML girl-crazy yet again as he wants to be stuck on his woman like a tattoo. One thing you’d always appreciate from a Fireboy record is that his tight pen game is always on full display, laid out with pristine vocals and a soothing delivery; and this new record is no exception.

‘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.”

‘New York City Girl’ on the other hand finds Fireboy holding on to a fleeting romance with a tourist; the girl from New York. They have both taken an interest in each other in her stint here and have shared some beautiful times. But sadly, it’s time for her to leave.

This is a romance that was just supposed to be a fling. However, Fireboy seems to have caught the bug and wants it to last longer, even if it’s just one day more. Ideally, he’d want her to leave her man – waiting for her at the other side of the Atlantic – and elope with him. But he knows that might be reaching a bit too far, so he’d gladly settle for one more loving moment with her. One more dance.

For the production of this album, Fireboy works with a capable team of Type A, iamBeatz, P .Prime, and Pheelz who had the major workload, producing a total of nine tracks. Pheelz also works on the engineering of the album alongside ST and TY Mix.

This album “Apollo” comes barely a year after Fireboy’s smashing debut “Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps” which remains a huge cultural and commercial success. It is even branded as the best album of 2019 in many corners. It is also worth mentioning that this album would make Fireboy DML the first YBNL act asides the label boss Olamide to drop a second album under the label.

Enjoy the new album above.

Wande Coal Narrates His Ordeal With New Love Interest In ‘Naughty Girl’

When Wande Coal tweeted a couple of days ago that he has a new single on the way, many of his fans threw themselves into an orgy of celebration. They had been stuck playing ‘Again’ on repeat and truthfully, it was long overdue for a follow-up. Well, Wande Coal has made good on his promise as he leads us straight to the dancefloors with ‘Naughty Girl’.

The single is an uptempo Afropop party starter produced by serial hit maker Pheelz. Across the song, Wande Coal narrates his ordeal with a certain lady who seems to have completely captured his interest. Opening the record, he asks if she’s down for a transactional romance. “If I gave you money, would always be my honey?” he demands. He then proceeds to tell us how the girl is blowing his mind with her character switch.

Listen to this record above.

Amaarae Teams Up With Wande Coal On New Single ‘Spend Some Time’

Super gifted Ghanaian-American singer Amaarae has joined forces with Nigerian vocalist, Wande Coal on her new single titledSpend Some Time. This song is jointly produced by Obed and Rvdical The Kid. Rvdical The Kid also works with Mikemillz to mix and master the record.

Spend Some Time‘ comes after a long self-imposed hiatus from the Warrior Princess since the release of her critically acclaimed “Passionfruit Summers” EP. Although, it’s important to note that in this gap, she has appeared as a featured guest on a number of records. One of her most memorable performance is on Santi‘s ‘Rapid Fire‘. The 2018 smash hit in which she delievers a striking and memorable verse that left many craving for more.

On this Wande Coal-assisted mid-tempo record, the soft-voiced singer calls for her absent lover to spend some more time regardless of the conditions. With her amiable vocals,  her warmth shines through the record as her mastery as a lyricist is also on full display.

Wande Coal also delievers a beautiful performance and closes the record with a scintillating chant that is reminiscent of his delivery on ‘So Mi So‘. On the record, the two display deeply fascinating and seamless chemistry that sets the record on the straight path to radio success.

The David Nichol-Sey directed dark-themed video finds a lonely Amaarae on a red-sheeted bed, craving her absent lover. She then steps into the club to enjoy the night with her friends who are clearly excited to have her around.

Spend Some Time‘ is easy to sink to and therefore comes highly recommended from us at the PGM Club. Check out a snippet below.

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