Mr Eazi excites fans with ‘London Town’, ‘Overload’
Ahead of the release of his EP Life Is Eazi Vol. 2, Banku music creator Mr Eazi has premiered his latest singles London Town and Overload. The Nigerian born singer has been giving fans a sneak peak of the track during his Happy Boy tour and is already shutting down sets across Europe.
London Town will be ringing off from Lagos to London, whilst Overload is set to have the streets and dance-floors across the world on lock this summer. The track features the Lagos based hip-hop and RnB artiste behind the street anthem ‘Legbegbe’, Mr Real and Slimcase, the official Shaku shaku master. Eazi, Mr Real and Slimcase have collectively worked together to layer their bars, creating a tag team between each other – the result; a song you can’t help but put on repeat.
Following the international success of Pour Me Water, Mr Eazi reunites with beat master E-kelly (Nigerian based producer known for his work with WIzkid, Naeto C, M.I and Waje) on this track, which features a rhythmic beat that adopts the dark Southern African drum pattern mixed with the warm bounce of original Nigerian melodies. From the features to the producer, Overload embodies the sound of Nigeria to the world.
Cementing his ‘Uncle London’ status within the UK with chart topping hits such as Decline, Bad and Bad Vibe, London Town featuring UK rapper The Landlord Giggs, is tipped to be another topper. Production duo Da Beatfreakz provide a hard beat that features a heavyweight verse from Giggs and sees Mr Eazi switch his style from laidback melodies to hard flows with back to back bars. This switch perfectly echoes the culture shifts from Lagos to London.
These singles, his first release since signing a label licensing deal recently with Universal Music Group Africa, are influenced by the close trans-Atlantic relationship between Lagos and London with ‘London Town’ capturing the essence of London from a Nigerian’s perspective whilst ‘Overload’ captures the essence of Nigerians in London and the journey to get there.
Mr Eazi is the pioneer of Banku Music, which he describes as a fusion of Ghanaian bounce, Ghanaian Highlife, Nigerian Chord progressions and Nigerian patterns, with the two new singles capturing this fusion.
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