These days Naira Marley is living out his life as someone attempting to tap into the elements that powered his glory days in music. With singles like Koleyewon and Coming and their sonic similarities to the hit singles that powered his street-led movement in 2019, his strategy to hinge his future on the past is obvious. However, his latest, Drug Test, finds him veering in another direction.
Aided by Rexxie’s sprightly percussions which stand out with base xylophones, Naira Marley’s signature bawdy lyricism takes center stage as he rhythmically tells a story of a wild night out, rife with lines likely to become favorite quotes.
Filled with sizzling original elements and the new sound Rexxie is using to drive his evolution, serving as its new and improved feature, Drug Test is Naira Marley’s summer entry with a twist that speaks to his possible readiness to explore new dimensions.