Burna Boy announces ‘Twice As Tall’ album: Release date, tracklist
You can hate him, love him and hate him again but there is no denying that Burna Boy is a natural-born superstar.
Burna Boy Twice As Tall album: Release date confirmed
The Nigerian singer, in an artistic sense, is a descendant of the iconic Fela Kuti and on Friday 14 August 2020, he is set to release his fifth studio album Twice As Tall.
Diddy tagged as co-executive producer: What he said about Burna
It’s been a year since Burna released a body of work and this time around, he coaxed the ingenious musical ear of Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs whose last co-executive producer role brought the late Nipsey Hussle a Grammy Award for Victory Lap.
Quoted in a New York Times post, Diddy praised Burna Boy as the African Giant he thinks he is.
“He doesn’t care about crossing over. You know, he’s not trying to get hot. He’s not, like, ‘I want to be a big pop star’ — he’s already a star. He wants his music to be heard, his message, his people,” Combs stated.
Burna Boy Twice As Tall album tracklist revealed
In Burna’s own words, Twice As Tall will be accompanied by a comic book titled The Secret Flame, a further envisage of the music we will get on Friday.
The 15-track LP features guest appearances from Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Stormzy, Sauti Sol, Naughty By Nature and Youssou N’Dour.
While he tried to keep the organic Nigerian sounds from producers like LeriQ, Telz, P2J and Rexxie, Burna did tap into the services of Mike Dean, Timbaland, Skread and Jae5.
If you truly want to experience African art crafted from the ashes of a pandemic that has swept across the world, this album will surely be a great reference.