If you haven’t heard meaningful music in years, this is for you!
If you are looking for music that makes you proudly African, this is for you.
And if you are looking for music to show your non- African friends, this is for you
FuseODG’s first album titled This Is New Africa (TINA) is out on iTunes now! The 16 track album available in deluxe edition blends chart- topping songs that are already radio hits, with very thoughtful songs that will make you love Africa more.
Apart from the hit singles, these three newer tracks stand out;
Letter to TINA
The album opens on a very lyrical note. In this song, Fuse writes a letter asking Africa to let him love her. He then goes on to say he is tired of how Africa is shown in the media and he wants to show a different side to our continent.
The song starts with some soulful Zulu-type belting, and then becomes a mellow reggae-fusion tune over which Fuse sings and raps. Harmonies from a backup choir and a fitting excerpt from Fuse’s MOBO awards speech round up the moving song.
This is one song ladies will love. FuseODG tells his girl how much he has been thinking about her lately. And he does it in that smooth groove ladies love. The melody has a natural pattern and features Ghanaian producer Killbeatz who added some vocals. The music video premiered online hours ago and it already has more than 7,000views.
TINA (This Is New Africa)
This video showcases the diverse looks and skin tones in Africa. The fabrics on display also make a statement and so does the dance.
The music itself is a happy sounding afrobeat record that employs a very African rhythm and timing. West African music lovers will recognize the instrumentation and the singer’s style of delivery. Afrobeat is really alive and right now, West Africa rules. The chorus is sang by Angel, an English singer-rapper of Grenadian descent. Other tracks on the album feature big name guests like Sean Paul and Wyclef Jean.
With the number of hits Fuse has already put out, some fans will find it hard to believe that this is his first full album.
On this album, FuseODG shows why he is an artiste like no other and a true example to other stars of African origin. Earlier in November this year, he won the admiration of numerous people when he refused to join Band Aid because it was against his principles of promoting a positive Africa.
FuseODG says it best himself, “I don’t just wanna make music just for myself. I wanna make music to change lives and to change the continent… I am ready to change the perception of Africa.”
On that note, what else can I say? It’s Fuuuuusee!
Complete track listing for FuseODG’s new album This Is New Africa (TINA). get it on iTunes