Dave Taps Wizkid, Stormzy For New Album “We’re All Alone In This Together”
British-Nigerian rapper Dave has released his highly anticipated sophomore studio album, “We’re All Alone In This Together”.
The 12-track project features guest appearances from Stormzy on the previously-released single “Clash,” WizKid on “System,” Boj on “Lazarus,” Snoh Aalegra on “Law Of Attraction” and James Blake on “Both Sides Of A Smile.”
In an heartfelt caption on his Instagram page, Dave said he put everything he has into the album. “I put my heart and soul into this, my ups my downs, my insecurities my pain, my truth, my family, my relationships, my everything. I have nothing left. I put it all on here.
“The best part of writing this album and film for you is how close we got and the respect I learnt for you in the process. To Nigeria my heart and soul. I love you and I will fight for you all the days of my life… To anyone that feels how I felt in my highest points and my lowest, anxious, defeated, depressed, to the victims of the wind rush scandal, the victims of grenfell, the victims of war crimes in the Middle East, the victims of racism and corruption at the highest levels and all the other things that this albums about. To every single one of the kids that’s ever sent me a message, listened to my music, bought a ticket, or done anything for me. I love you and just like my family, my people and my fellow migrants. Never forget. We were born of the water. But tried in the fire. We’re all alone in this together.”
Speaking about “We’re All Alone In This Together”, Dave told GQ in a recent interview that the album is self-aware: “This album, God willing, will explain itself. There is a magic to it! I feel like my first album was a concept, but this is canon.”
He added: “In this album, it’s referencing itself; it is self-aware. My life inside of real life: what I do, my career, musically, acting-wise, my ambition – it’s self-aware. When you hear who I am by track twelve versus who I was in track one, that journey, it feels like a journey of years, like, ‘Yo, this person has been here, this has happened, that happens, I meet this person, the slang I use, the arrogance, the voice…’ It is canon.”
“We’re All Alone In This Together” is a follow up to Dave’s 2019 award winning debut studio album PSYCHODRAMA.
Listen to We’re All Alone In This Together below: