Following last year’s release of the attention-grabbing single ‘Before You WakeUp’, fully-fledged creative and chart-topping artist Adekunle Gold unveils a powerful and melodic offering with ‘Something Different’.
Nigerian born and bred, the highly accomplished singer-songwriter hones in on the Afropop sound he has become celebrated for, as his native roots can be heard throughout the smooth, alluring release, which will mark his first on the British record label, Virgin EMI.
Speaking on the track, Adekunle Gold said:“ It’s really something different, pun very much intended. Thankfully though my voice is distinct enough that my essence is not lost in my experimentation. This track is a vibe and I feel selfish that I’ve been enjoying it all by myself. So glad it’s coming out”.
Starting his career in the Church and going on to write songs from a young age, his breakout moment came with the release of his distinctive love song ‘Sade’, which sampled ground-breaking boy band One Direction’s #1 single, ‘Story of my Life’.
With a strong work ethic and a sound that appeals to the masses on a global scale, (a trait which is also represented in his immense social following), success remained strong with his 2016 debut album “Gold” entering the Billboard World Album chart at #7 and the forceful follow up “About 30”, going onto make the consideration list for the 2019Grammy Awards category, Best World Album.
Capturing audiences and the attention of key tastemakers alike with his wholesome spirit and a strong nod to his culture through his art, the award-winning artist has seen immediate support from NOTION, BILLBOARD, OKAYAFRICA and complex to date, with his refined vocal talent and innovative style continuing to secure his presence as a sure-fire artist to watch for the foreseeable.