Blaqbonez’s Sex Over Love arrives today on the back of months-long accumulation of inspiration that started with a Lemon Pepper freestyle and went down a winding path filled with twists and turns including the Amaarae and Buju assisted Bling and marked in each turn by his spontaneity and uniqueness. The album is his first body of work since his 2019 release, Mr. Boombastic which raked accolades.
The fifteen-track album is fronted by his viral hit, Haba, which birthed the ubiquitous #StreamHaba social media campaign, and sports features from several high-profile artists including Nasty C, Joeboy, Tiwa Savage, Bad Boy Timz, Laycon, Cheque, A-Q, and others. Consistent with this penchant for concept-driven musical projects, Sex Over Love follows a central theme, broaching the topics of lust and love from several unique angles.
With Blaqbonez leaning heavily into his Afrobeats and Caribbean influences powered by the likes of Spax, DJ Coublon, Type A, Blaisebeatz, BeatsByJayy, and Ten, on songs like Don’t Touch, Bling, Fendi, and Faaji, it is another display of his versatility and willingness to experiment with and diversify his sound. But he’s not constrained to one theme as he is intentional about feeding his core Hip-hop fan base with tracks like Heart Breaker, Oparaji, and Zombie.
Speaking on the release of the project, Blaqbonez in a reflective mood said:
“This project has been a long time coming. It was the result of sleepless nights at the studio, countless edits, fine-tuning, and perseverance. I’m glad the world finally gets to hear it. Let’s get it!”