Nigerian musician Mr. Eazi has made an exciting musical revelation, marking a significant milestone in his career.
Not only has he dropped a fresh track, “Advice,” produced by Ghana’s M.O.G. Beatz, but he has also divulged the long-anticipated title of his debut solo album, “The Evil Genius,” set for release on October 27, 2023.
In this article, we delve into Mr. Eazi’s latest music and the intriguing details surrounding his upcoming album.
“Advice”: A Drill-Infused Single
Mr. Eazi’s new single, “Advice,” is the latest offering from “The Evil Genius.”
This track, produced by the talented M.O.G. Beatz from Ghana, carries a distinctive drill-infused sound that adds depth and diversity to Mr. Eazi’s musical repertoire.
To coincide with the release of the single, Mr. Eazi is also featured in Vevo’s original video series Ctrl., where he delivers a passionate and defiant performance of “Advice.”
Exploring African Martyrs Through Lyrics
“Advice” boasts rich and profound lyrics, referencing several African martyrs, most notably former President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Joseph Kabila, and Nigerian writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa.
Ken Saro-Wiwa’s execution in 1995 sparked widespread domestic and international outrage.
This lyrical depth not only adds substance to the track but also highlights Mr. Eazi’s commitment to addressing important issues through his music.
“The Evil Genius”: An Intimate Album Journey
Mr. Eazi’s debut solo album, “The Evil Genius,” promises to be a deeply personal and intimate musical journey.
Over the course of two years, Mr. Eazi crafted this album in various locations, including Ouidah and Cotonou in Benin, Kigali, Accra, Kokrobite in Ghana, Lagos, Nigeria, London, Los Angeles, and New York City.
This extensive geographical range reflects the album’s rich and diverse cultural influences.
A Visual Artistic Collaboration
In a groundbreaking artistic endeavor, Mr. Eazi collaborated with visual artists from across Africa to create unique, tangible artworks symbolizing each of the 16 songs on the album.
Each piece of art serves as a visual representation of the music, further enhancing the album’s immersive experience.
Nairobi-based artist Alphonce Odhiambo, known as Alpha ODH, contributed an acrylic painting that complements the defiant lyrics of “Advice.”
Mr. Eazi’s musical journey is taking an exciting turn with the release of “Advice” and the announcement of his debut solo album, “The Evil Genius.”
The fusion of drill-infused sounds, lyrical depth, and references to African martyrs in “Advice” signifies an artist who is not only evolving creatively but also using his platform to shed light on important social and historical issues.
The extensive recording journey for “The Evil Genius” across multiple African cities and international locations underscores Mr. Eazi’s commitment to creating a culturally rich and diverse musical experience.
Additionally, his innovative collaboration with visual artists to complement each track with a unique artwork adds an intriguing layer to the album’s storytelling.
As fans eagerly anticipate the full release of “The Evil Genius” on October 27, 2023, Mr. Eazi’s ability to blend music, art, and meaningful narratives promises a unique and compelling musical journey that is sure to resonate with audiences around the world.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn