Striking while the iron is hot, Afro-fusion breakout star Lojay is back with an infectious new single titled Leader!, whetting our appetites for the arrival of his forthcoming project, coming soon.
Opening with thumping drums, Leader! comes to life with lush layers of synth and vocal loops, before Lojay enters with his distinctive vocals taking center stage. The captivating record drops alongside highly stylized visuals (directed by UAX) based in a computerized setting and embellished with stunning Afrofuturistic outfits, starring Lojay himself.
As his multi-million streaming global hit Monalisa continues to reach ever-climbing heights, Lojay shares a surefire anthem that will appease fans worldwide who have been anticipating new music from the talented artist. Short and very sweet, the song serves as a reminder of Lojay’s quality sound and lyrical dexterity.
Speaking about the video and single, Lojay shares how he created the song at a significant period in his life, a period of self-discovery.
“My life has drastically changed in the last year and fame has made settling into a relationship even more difficult, so I channeled that into a conversation with the mic. I wanted to try something sonically that was different from anything I’ve done previously and it just felt like the perfect song to set the tone for the upcoming project,” he explains. “When we were brainstorming around the video, Seyi (UAX) and I were particular about stage sets and dark tones. He introduced a dystopian feel to it which further set the counterclockwise feel of this phase of Lojay as an artist compared to my previous work.”
Showing no signs of slowing down, Lojay’s ‘Leader!’ adds yet another string to his bow. Give the song a listen: