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Sunday, 5 September 2021

MUSIC: Oxlade releases visual for new single 'Ojuju', taken from new EP 'Eclipse'

 



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“Everything Oxlade's voice touches sounds like some ancient incantation and when his heavenly vocals are layered and harmonized as is the case with ‘Ojuju’ we can't help but fall in love.” - HIGHSNOBIETY

“All springy bass and splintered guitar, the result is a miracle of economy, not to mention highly danceable.” – ROLLING STONE

“Catchy, dancy and optimistic: this shine has expanded his reach from Nigeria to the UK, and it would be no surprise if it soon found him fans in the States.”- PITCHFORK

"Those high-profile collaborations and the five years of material he's accumulated have set the stage for Oxlade to take over and spread his music on an international level.” - COMPLEX UK 


Continuing his meteoric rise on the international music scene since the release of his dazzling debut EP ‘Oxygene’ last year and a string of show-stopping collaborations and singles, the exciting Nigerian Afro-fusion star Oxlade recently offered the release of the highly anticipated, brand new EP ‘Eclipse’ from Troniq x Oxlade. Today he drops the must-see visual directed by Demola Falomo.

Produced entirely by the prolific Nigerian producer Coublon (Kizz Daniel, Not3s, Sarkodie), the new 4-track EP conveys other-wordly love stories, features the enchanting new single ‘Ojuju’ - which saw him trending on Twitterfor hours following its surprise release last week and Highsnobiety highlighting his ‘heavenly vocals’ – and once again showcases his one-of-a-kind mix of Afrobeat, R&B and Country influences with his distinctive, mesmerising vocals and captivating song-writing and storytelling skills that have earned him hordes of fans across the globe and helped him to rack up an impressive 100 million plus streams since his debut in 2017.

Speaking on the new EP ‘Eclipse’ Oxlade said:

“An eclipse occurs when two celestial bodies are involved. This love story is the result of two godlike creatures falling in love and that love story if completed would be the most powerful force in the universe. Sadly not all love stories have a happy ending.”

The new EP is the follow-up to the smooth single ‘DKT’ and his debut ‘Oxygene’ EP which featured the hit lead single ‘Away’ which was named as one of Rolling Stone’s ’50 Biggest Songs of 2020’.

Since then, Oxlade has gone on to feature on the P2J remix to the Skip Marleyand H.E.R track ‘Slow Down’ alongside Davido, collaborated with Nigerian producer Ojahbee on the track ‘Dutty Love’ and recently featured on Spinall’salbum GRACE on the track ‘Jabole’ with Ycee. on Ice Prince’s single ‘KOLO’and on Sarkodie’s new album NO PRESSURE on the new fan favourite ‘Overload 2’. Outside of music, Oxlade has been adamant about using his voice and platform to raise awareness around real issues affecting everyday Nigerians, including last year’s #EndSARS protests which he played an integral part in.

Born and raised in the well-known Mushin area of Lagos, Oxlade started his musical journey in the choir. He started to put out music on Soundcloud in 2017 and the following year released his first single ‘Shugar’ which instantly caught the attention of hordes of music fans. Also known for the hit song ‘Sing’with Fireboy DML and collaborations with acts such as Reekado Banks and DJ Tunez, another breakthrough moment for Oxlade was his feature on the Blaqbonez track ‘Mamiwota’ in 2019. In the same year, Oxlade featured alongside Sneakbo on Skengdo’s UK underground track ‘Brixton Boy’ and he performed to a 20,000-strong audience at the world famous O2 Arena in London at Wizkid’s Starboy Fest.

 
Eclipse tracklist

1. ‘More’
2. ‘Ojuju’
3. ‘Pay Me’
4. ‘Incomplete’

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