Buju has had a swell year driven by the uniqueness of his vocals, his off-kilter but frankly charming articulation, his Burna Boy assisted L’enu remix released to anticipation and appreciation earlier this year and, his Spaceship record label deal. Since he shot to the top, the singer has bided his time with releases, however, as the year comes to an end, he seeks a worthy curtain closer. His latest, So Lovely, is an upbeat attempt at bowing out gracefully.
Produced by Timi Jay, the single is an appreciation of Amapiano’s bass-driven headiness accompanied by the multistep rhythm of Afropop. Projected as a case of infatuation with someone who’s taken, So Lovely comes complete with the power to influence the mood of Buju’s listeners with a fine combination of all the right features to move and intoxicate his subjects. What better way to sign off an eventful year than with a potential party starter.