Nostalgia And Niche Are Prime On Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud’s ‘Show Colour Re’

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Describing themselves as music fans first before artists, Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud, a British Nigerian rap and afrobeat duo with an affinity for experimentalism steeped in cultural appreciation, come highly recommended if you like the sounds of J-Hus, Kojo Funds, Wizkid, or Burna Boy. To set the ball rolling, their nostalgic new single titled Show Colour Re, which also serves as the lead single from the up-and-coming London-based duo’s forthcoming debut mixtape Juice & Jokes, slated for a summer release is also their introduction to the world as a group to reckon with. They sample the classic cut Show Color by legendary Nigerian fuji musician King Wasiu Ayinde Marshal (KWAM 1) from his seminal 1995 album Consolidation.

Produced by Ransom Beatz, Show Colour Re is an infectious genre-bending track from start to finish, which sees Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud fusing their rap and afrobeat sounds together for glorious effects, as they deliver witty lyrics, smooth vocals, and a catchy chorus that they are fast-becoming revered for. Thematically, the track encourages women to be themselves in spite of a world that can be so quick to judge.

For the accompanying music video, Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud enlists Eric Myers to deliver a bright and colorful visual spectacle to tie in with the theme of the record.

Speaking about their inspiration for the record, Samo Ones x Thnkn Aloud say, “the song represents showing your true colors and it is also a celebration of black women. We’re all very aware of society’s judgemental views of women, but the track pushes against that and wants to encourage women to be free to be themselves. That’s why the video opens with a black woman on a pedestal – ‘Show Colour Re’ is all about lifting up our black women in a world that wants to bring them down”.

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