With the release of the single “Calm Down” the highly anticipated debut of one of afrobeats biggest stars is set for March 25th.
Rema’s debut is here. The superstar’s first album will be a collection of music Rema calls afrorave, which includes the previously released “Soundgasm”. With major hits already under his belt like “Dumebi”, “Woman, or “Corny”, expectations are high for Rave & Roses. The artist has also made noise with a slate of mega international features including his appearance on FKA Twigs’ CAPRISONGS via the track “jealousy” as well as work with Skepta and JEA5 on “Dimension” and the latest projects of Bad Gyal, Aluna, and Justine Skye. That is to say nothing of Rema’s omnipresence on the Nigerian scene from DJ Neptune’s Greatness 2.0 (despite the apparent controversy) to Ladipoe’s Providence, and DJ Cuppy’s Original Copy.
Each of Rema’s single’s to date have shown a surprising diversity and taste for success. There are the high energy bangers like “Bounce”, the neo-trap swing on “Alien” or the Afrobeats crooning of “Corny”.
For his most recent single, Rema had this to say: “‘Calm Down’ is about the events that led me to finding love at the time. It started at a party where I saw a girl who stood out from other girls so I felt like shooting my shot. We spoke and danced… but her friends didn’t let me get any closer which killed the vibe, but afterwards when they weren’t there, we stayed in touch and hit it off.”
Rave & Roses, out on March 25, 2022.