Within the current generation of Afropop hitmakers, Oxlade has one of the most distinct voices.
The singer has been able to carve out a niche for himself in today’s oversaturated music market despite having no recognizable label support and a knack for crafting delicate romantic drops that linger on lips for weeks after their release.
Oxlade has only grown more consistent and experimental with his art since breaking into the limelight with the catchy hook on Blaqbonez‘s 2018 single “Mamiwota,” collaborating with some of the biggest names in music and establishing himself as one of the most formidable hook killers in these parts, which has only served to make him a figure of importance to this day.
His captivating voice continues to grow organically and earn him new levels of recognition and respect from his peers, mentors, and music lovers alike.
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Last year, at the peak of the pandemic, Oxlade released his debut solo EP ‘Oxygene’, a delectable 6-tracker that found the Afropop superstar delivering love tunes and Afropop bangers, giving listeners more proof of his star power and veteran tendencies.
Since then, the 24-year-old wunderkind has in no way relented on his mission to soundtrack our lives as he continues to sharpen his artistry one hit at a time.
This year, solo releases from Oxlade’s camp have been far and few within as he’s mostly served up stellar collaborations with a spate of talented artists from Ajebutter 22 to Spinall, YCee, Mizzle, Falana, and more.
However, that all seems to be changing now with the release of his sophomore EP titled ‘Eclipse’.
The succinct 4-track tape gives listeners a further taste of Oxlade’s soul-stirring vocals and his ability to seamlessly match the synergy of each of his collaborators.
The production is helmed exclusively by DJ Coublon and features more of the singer’s usual romantic and relatable musical offerings including the promotional single “Ojuju”, his first solo release of the year.
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Although the EP is rather short, clocking in at a 12-minute runtime, Oxlade brings the warmth of lush soundscapes and dreamy vocals into each track on the project.
Over an array of sweet melodies and the twinkling of delectable percussion, Oxlade conveys weighty messages that will surely resonate with his listeners.
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Mp3bullet gives the project an 80% (Excellent) general rating