OXLADE RELEASES NEW VISUAL FOR SINGLE ‘AWAY’
Oxlade is causing serious waves across the African music scene and the international music industry at large. With his infectious, signature Afro-fusion sound, Nigerian music act Oxlade has dropped the visual for his track ‘Away’. It is the lead single from his dazzling debut EP ‘Oxygene’.
The video is directed by the celebrated Nigerian cinematographer and director TG Omori aka Boy Director. (Tekno, Zlatan, Naira Marley, Wizkid). Shot in Cape Coast, Ghana, the vibrant and colourful, must-see visual breathes life into the melodic Spax-produced track. ‘Away’ received a play on Ebro Darden’s Beats 1 show last week and was described by Pitchfork as ‘catchy, dancey and optimistic’.
Oxygene has amassed over 5 million streams across all platforms. ‘Oxygene’ sees summer arriving early with a selection of six vibrant tracks. ‘Oxygene’ will offer a formal introduction to the talents of the exciting Lagos-based musician Oxlade.
Backed-up with production from top class Nigerian producers including Spax, Dera, Lussh, Echo and London-based Nosa Apollo and featuring a must-hear collaboration with the British-Nigerian singer Moelogo on ‘Tables Turn’, the EP combines Afrobeat, Hip-Hop, R&B and Country influences with Oxlade’s distinctive, soulful vocals and mesmerising songwriting and storytelling to create a project that is undeniably a modern classic in the making.
Born and raised in the well-known Mushin area of Lagos and later going on to study History & International Relations at Lagos State University, 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 official 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’ last year. Also in 2019, 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.
‘Oxygene’ EP track-list
- ‘02 (Intro)
- ‘Hold On’
- ‘Tables Turn’ ft Moelogo
STREAM THE ‘OXYGENE’ EP HERE: https://fanlink.to/
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