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Sunday, 5 September 2021

MUSIC: Adekunle Gold teams up with Davido for new single 'High', taken from forthcoming album out in Oct

 


“The Nigerian singer has arguably the most purely beautiful voice in the Afrobeats scene. He puts his smooth yet earthy tones to seductive use here, with a swaying, deceptively simple chorus.” – THE GUARDIAN

“Adekunle Gold is back with another laid-back, body-swaying single.” – BILLBOARD

“His new single sounds like a victory lap.” – THE FACE


In what is set to be one of the most exciting and impactful collaborations of the year, the ever popular Afropop sensation Adekunle Gold has teamed up with fellow Nigerian global superstar Davido for his new single ‘High’ (out now on Afro Urban Records via Platoon).

Produced by Nigerian super-producer Pheelz and featuring Adekunle Gold’s signature, one of a kind combination of addictive melodies and razor sharp lyricism, the single is taken from his highly anticipated, forthcoming album, which is slated to be released in October. Accompanied by a high-octane visual (out at 3pm BST/WAT | dir. Nicholas Maggio) featuring high-speed car chases and a colourful night out, ‘High’ is the follow-up to Adekunle Gold’s much loved singles ‘Sinner’ ft Lucky Daye and ‘It Is What it Is’.

Speaking on ‘High’, Adekunle Gold said:

“I wanted to write a song about something that made you forget your worries. This came with ease as most things do when you are grateful for life and living it on a high.”

Davido added:

“It’s my first proper collab with AG! It’s been a long time coming, and it’s f***ing fire. It’s gonna get you real lit, as it should.” 

One of the most recognisable and exciting pioneers of the Afropop genre, currently dominating airwaves across the globe – mixing Afrobeat with Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B influences, Adekunle Gold is one of the most elegant and innovative artists to come out of Africa. With his brand new album due for an imminent release, fans can expect more of an insight into Adekunle Gold’s personality – stylish, timeless and ground-breaking.

About Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter based between Lagos, Nigeria, and Los Angeles. He gained recognition from his very first release, ‘Sade’ a love song which sampled instrumentals from One Direction's‘Story of My Life’. Just two weeks after its release, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa's biggest acts, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years.

Since then, Adekunle has released 3 albums: Gold (debuting at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart), About 30 (shortlisted for the GRAMMY® Best World Album), and Afro Pop Vol 1 which has amassed a staggering 228 million plus streams and spawned the global hit records ‘Okay’ and ‘Something Different’


STREAM ADEKUNLE GOLD X DAVIDO ‘HIGH’ HERE:

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