Nigerian-Canadian artist Del has released “Del Presents: A Sunset Special”, a three-song EP featuring the Summer themed singles “UNI”, ”Karma (ft. Ojo)”, and “Heatwave (3 Monkeyzz Remix)”.
“This project is a nod to the end of summer, and the feelings that come as we reflect on the vibrancy of the season. Summer’s my favourite time of the year, and everytime it ends, I’m usually thinking about the next, looking forward to long days and warm nights again. It’s in that spirit that I wrote these three songs, and I hope the positive vibes translate.”
The project encapsulates Del’s signature sound, an upbeat blend of hip-hop and R&B that channels inspiration from Del’s multi-cultural upbringing, having lived in Tanzania, Mauritius, Kenya and now Canada.
Each song brings an individual feel whilst staying true to the overarching theme. “UNI” delves into Summer love and “the warmth of developing a relationship against the odds” incorporating a jazz guitar loop with a catchy R&B hook. Second track, “Karma” features a verse from fellow Nigerian-Canadian rapper Ojo, and an Afrobeat inspired by both artist’s native home and as well as the legendary Fela Kuti. Closing track, “Heatwave” originally from Del’s “Songs About Her” LP (2018) is a remix with French production trio 3 Monkeyzz. Closing out the EP with the positive vibes intended, the remix is a buzzing, danceable hip-hop track that’s sure to leave listeners reminiscent about their Summer.
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