After years spent carrying a condensed version of country music in Nigeria on his back, Johnny Drille is finally putting his thoughts and experiences together as one on his forthcoming debut album. To herald the album, he shares Mystery girl, it’s first official single and a pop hybrid easy on the ears, a style synonymous with the singer’s brand.
A serenade, produced by Mavin resident producer, London, teases a refreshing side of Johnny Drille that’s supposed to come in full display on his anticipated debut album. Drille’s idyllic vocals, fervent nocturne, has seen him become one of the few Nigerian artists with a penchant for writing, singing, and producing their own songs.
Following Something Better released earlier this year, Drille has consistently projected his artistry beyond the horizon through arresting cover series, including a rendition of Bob Marley’s 1980 record, Redemption Song, dedicated to the Nigerian youth for not letting their voices be suppressed and with Mystery Girl, he follows down the path of inclusivity.
“Mystery girl is about a certain type of girl; the alluring kind. Behind those pretty eyes, and gorgeous smiles are dark secrets that only time can unravel. It is a representation of the expansion of my music into new spaces and hints at one of the many layers of my coming debut album which I am excited about and cannot wait to share with the world”, says Johnny Drille.
With Mystery Girl, Drille hopes to journey listeners to a whole new realm of experiences showcasing his range through lyrics and genre-bridging sounds.