Five Bangers You Should Have on Your Playlist
Music is without a doubt the most affordable route of escape from the hassles of life. It can be done seamlessly with the best set of jams for your listening pleasure.
Here are a few songs that should be banging on your speakers.
Beautiful People by Ed Sheeran ft. Khalid
With a knack for making catchy songs, Ed Sheeran’s discography is filled with different earworms, many of which most listeners end up imbibing subconsciously after hearing it just a few times.
His song, Beautiful People, off his latest album, No.6 Collaborations Project, is just one of them. Sporting a catchy and indelible melody you’ll want to hear it all again and again.
The track features American R&B artiste, Khalid, and is produced by Shellback, Max Martin, FRED and the artist himself.
It also sports an uplifting message that is spread across a number of songs by Sheeran; a message, which – if you know anything about the artiste – is consistent with his general demeanour. That message: It’s okay to be yourself.
Superman by Superstar Ace
Still basking in the momentum from the success of his debut single, Fundamental featuring Runtown, afrobeat singer, Ace releases his new lively single, Superman.
With a familiar afrobeat sound, the track stands out due to Ace’s stellar delivery and witty lines sung in English, Pidgin and Yoruba. The song was produced by Nigerian producer, Phantom, who produced Burna Boy’s Ye.
Pookie by Aya Nakamura ft. Lil Pump
Known for mega international hits like Djadja and Copines, as well as Gang featuring Davido, French phenom, Aya Nakamura, recently dropped a remix to her 2019 single, Pookie. The remix features American rapper, Lil Pump.
The song, a catchy reggaetón number, showcases Aya’s natural vocal ability, as well as her ability to infuse urban and Afrobeat sounds into pop.
Lil Pump also shines on this song with his trademark downplayed delivery, as well as his amusing adlibs.
I Like by Kojo Funds ft. Wizkid
Kojo Funds is back, and making a late push for song of the summer with a new single, I Like, featuring Nigerian superstar, Wizkid.
The track is the UK artiste’s first solo release since his acclaimed 2018 mixtape, Golden Boy. An infectious afro swing record, the song shows both Kojo Funds and Wizkid at their best, with both artistes delivering smooth, stellar verses on either side of Funds’ catchy chorus.
Ibeballinho by pH Raw X ft. Sho Madjozi
You may call it a comeback, ace producer pH Raw X, returns after four years of hiatus dropping a new single Ibeballinho, featuring exciting new South African artiste, Sho Madjozi.
The track is an 808-heavy, trap-infused banger, with a fiery chorus and self-assured verses. pH Raw X’s auto-tuned vocals complement the beat nicely, reminding of the distinct Atlanta sound sweeping across the world today. Sho Madjozi likewise brings a great amount of youthful energy and braggadocio to the record.