Adekunle Kosoko known professionally as Adekunle Gold is set to release his third studio album titled Afro-Pop Volume 1, on 21st August 2020. The 33-year-old singer announced that the album is a unique and experimental body of work that would usher a progressive twist to his discography.
According to the Lagos-born singer, the 10-track sound-piece, which he connotes as ‘African Popular Music’, is a reflection of his growing versatility, which fans have witnessed since his sophomore album, “About 30”, which he released in 2018.
“This album is different; nobody has ever named an album a new genre before. I wanted to coin all the sounds I put together on this album. I have been looking for an avenue to express myself limitlessly. It’s African popular music,” he told RWD magazine, recently.
Sharing the album’s track-list on his social media pages, the AG Baby, crooner disclosed that other songs on the album include: “Sabine”, “Pretty Girl”, featuring Patoranking, “Okay”, “Here For Ya”; “Exclusive”, featuring Olayinka Ehi; “Firewood”, featuring Tekno; “Something Different”, “Water Carry Me” and “My Ex”.
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The proud father of one further stated that so far, the two singles releases preceding the album – “Something Different ” and “AG Baby” featuring Caribbean singer, Nailah Blackman, have continued to gather widespread acceptance from his enthusiastic fan base.
The songs affirm Adekunle Gold’s improved eclectic singing style; especially AG Baby, which features a unique blend of jazz, Caribbean percussion, and Afrobeat rhythm.
Gold stated that his experimental sound-style is influenced by his artistic experience and personality.
“With me, as my ear grows for new sounds, so does my mind; and so does my pen. I have decided to do Afro-Pop because that is how I am feeling. I am feeling different sounds. Am listening to a lot of genres now and my ears are tuned a different way this time.: This is the time for Afro-Pop. I am making Afro Pop because that is where my mind is sonic. My music is like my baby, it is my music is my story. With Adekunle Gold you don’t know what to expect really.”
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