2019 was the beginning of Adekunle Gold’s evolution to the experimental sound that is the foundation of his third studio album, Afropop, Vol. 1, released in the fall of 2020. As he ramps up his amalgamation with this sound, he joins British singer, NAO on her comeback single, Antidote, an Afrosoul hybrid that’s the best of both artist’s individual strengths, lush vocals, and serene demeanors.
For both artists, coming to their own on their recent work has been prominent, and now more than ever, they both step into spotlights of their own making, wielding their feelings, palpable in their projection, as weapons to navigate these feelings.
Antidote is a confessional rife with sweet harmonies made possible by Adekunle Gold and Nao’s sultry vocals. Coupled with their delivery style aligned with the drum-driven soundscape, emotions are set off and fueled by their unwavering passion, confidence, and style.