Burna Boy Announces The Release Date Of Upcoming Album “Twice As Tall”
Nigerian superstar artiste, Burna Boy is set to drop his upcoming album titled “Twice As Tall” on August 14 to the excitement of music fans.
The award-winning Afrobeat singer took to his Instagram page in the late hours of August 5, 2020 to make the announcement with the caption, “#TWICEASTALL 14/08.”
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Speaking to the New York Times via video call interview from his studio in Lagos, Burna Boy revealed that ‘Twice As Tall’ houses 15 tracks featuring international acts such as Sauti Sol, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Naughty by Nature, and Youssou N’Dour. With production credits to Sean Combs a.k.a. Diddy, Anderson Paak and Timbaland.
The songs on the album takes stock of his accomplishments, vulnerabilities, and how he “encourages ambition and perseverance against long odds”. He also lashes out at “racism, exploitation and widespread misconceptions about Africa”.
The songs on ‘Twice as Tall’ hold echoes of Nigeria, South Africa, Jamaica and the United States… The momentum is crisp and nonstop as the songs draw on — among many other things — Zulu choir singing, electronic dance music, alt-R&B and the patterns of West African marimbas and Zimbabwean thumb pianos.
Diddy admiring Burna Boy for his style of music and the representation of Africa said, “The thing that I learned about him is the importance of what he’s doing for his nation and representing the people that aren’t really heard globally. Through this album, I think it’s important for Africa to be heard. And so it’s bigger than just an album. He’s not just on a musical artist trip. He’s a revolutionary. His conviction is serious.”