WurlD continues to shape the current climate of music radiating from Africa with his highly anticipated new body of work, Afrosoul. Showing significant levels of work rate, this being his third full-length release in eighteen months, Afrosoul emerges as a thrillingly sophisticated and layered collection.
WurlD’s soulful vocal performance effortlessly glides over production styles that dip between RnB and Pop, underpinned by deep African rhythms and finely worked jazz elements. Including the COLORS-backed Ghost Town, Love Nobody, and the recently released Wayo as well as four other unreleased tracks, the Lagos-born artist has crafted a significant statement of his ability, and with it, establishes himself as a new vanguard of the Afropop movement.
From saxophone-laced groove National Anthem, to the Afrobeats jumper Story to the soulful, Birthday Song/Palmwine Riddim with its sprawling, sonorous Fuji roots, the EP is marked by WurlD’s penmanship, underlining his credits on hits for the likes of B.O.B, Davido and Akon in his precocious career so far.
WurlD describes the project as “a fusion of Afrobeat and Electronic/Soul vibes”, and positions the project as one which “further defines my unique sound and ability to connect with my fans in vast regions”.
The swift capture of over 40M streams worldwide point similarly to the kind of gravitas that WurlD is commanding even at this stage. He continues to define himself as one of the trend-setting artists rising out of Africa right now and Afrosoul is proof of this.