Yemi Alade promised to reward her listeners with the release of a new album back in July but for weeks now, the aptly titled Woman Of Steel album has been looming on the horizon. However this week, the self-dubbed Mama Africa whets the appetite of her fans with not only the ethereal cover of the project but its release date- the 30th of this month and 2 new singles to keep the hope alive.
In true Yemi fashion, the Afrobeat driven tracks are doused in colorful instrumentals and Afro rhythms that bring them to life. On the emotive Home, Yemi Alade paints her heartwarming lyrics with romantic themes that are reminiscent of Flavour’s Ada Ada.
Give Dem takes an entirely different route with heavier bass drums and an entirely different narrative which leans towards Yemi Alade’s fun driven persona.
Both tracks and the short but impressive list of prominent features including Angelique Kidjo and Funke Akindele are an indicative of a degree of depth that Woman Of Steel ought to offer.
Woman Of Steel will be out on the 30th of August and is already available for pre-order.