Nigerian sensational afrobeat singer, Fireboy DML has been featured;on global music streaming platform, Apple Music’s Home Session project.
The Apple Music Home Session project involves;stripped-down and at-home performances that will see various artists;reimagine signature songs and covers.
Fireboy DML’s setlist features three tracks off his latest album Apollo. They include ‘Airplane Mode’, ‘Tattoo’ and ‘Champion’, as well as a cover of Afropop singer Wande Coal’s ‘Again’.
Being privileged as the first artist to be featured on this project, Fireboy;DML in an interview disclosed that this project brought back some memories;of how he started in the music industry while executing a stellar performance.
“Recording the stripped-down home session was a humbling experience for me. Because in some way it afforded me the chance to find my way back;to that dreamy young man, I was a couple of years back, I wanted to;show a bit of vulnerability while still maintaining raw emotion, and I think I managed to do just that.”
Fireboy’s four thack recording brings back memories
He further mentioned that the tracks selected for the;Apple Music Home Session were “the most powerful and compelling songs off the album” and;exposed different parts of himself that he initially never showed his fans.
“‘Airplane Mode’ talks about my reclusive nature and how;I have managed to deal with fame, ‘Tattoo’ shows the sensual and intense side;of me while ‘Champion’ is the inspirational song about a young man who won despite the odds against him. Nothing sums up my life better than these songs at the moment. And I decided to perform an acoustic cover of ‘Again’ by Wande;Coal because, he is a man I consider to be my idol, and this is a song I consider a modern classic.”
Fireboy DML is signed to YBNL Nation, a record label founded by Nigerian rapper Olamide. Fireboy DML burst onto the music scene with his commercially successful Long Play (LP) record ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ in 2019, which was followed by his debut album ‘Apollo’, released in 2020. Both projects secured him four awards at the recently-held ‘Headies’. They included ‘Best Pop Album’, ‘Best R&B Album’, ‘Headies Revelation’ and ‘Best R&B Single’.
That notwithstanding, Fireboy’s 2019 hit single, ‘Scatter’ was listed among the official tracks for EA Sports’ FIFA 21 video game. The song which has widely been enjoyed by fans was streamed over 30 million times on Spotify and other mainstream platforms.
It is worth noting that Fireboy DML has had a number of collaborations including an international one with American rapper, D Smoke. His latest partnership saw him featured on fellow Afro-fusion artist, Cheque on ‘History.
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