SARZ AND LOJAY RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE TITLED ”˜TONONGO`, ALSO RELEASES A MUST-SEE VISUAL SINGLE TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING COLLABORATIVE EP.
One of the fastest-rising music acts to come onto the Afro-Fusion scene, with his unmistakable tone and dextrous lyrical delivery, singer, songwriter and producer Lojay has teamed up with fellow Lagos native, the prolific and internationally renowned, super-producer Sarz on their brand-new single ”˜Tonongo` (released via Sony Music Entertainment and Metallic Music).
Showcasing Lojay`s sublime vocals alongside Sarz`s slick production which blends contemporary Afrobeats with urgent Hip-Hop and sensual R&B sounds ”“ and has established him as the go-to producer for heavyweight acts in Nigeria and across the globe such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Skepta, Drake and BeyoncÃ©) ”“ ”˜Tonongo` is assisted by a must-see visual inspired by Lojay`s own experience of falling in love with a dancer. The single is taken from a forthcoming collaborative EP from the dynamic duo.
Speaking on ”˜Tonongo`, Lojay said:
“`Tonongo` is about expressing the depth of emotion that lies beyond the surface. The single was inspired by the atmosphere of a strip club – moody and dark – a fitting ode to the dancer the song was written about. I enjoy the duality of the song. It ended up making itself and that`s the beauty of it, the beauty of music. It`s so spiritual. I`m just a vessel. I hope people relate to it and find beauty in it.”
With a musical style largely indicative of his Yoruba roots, Lojay`s previous releases included ”˜Ariel` in 2019 and 2020`s ”˜Ogogoro`. The upcoming EP was borne out of Lojay`s determination to persevere through his own dark times during the start of the pandemic last year. Already a huge Sarz fan, after some reflection he decided to reach out for an introduction which led to a face to face meeting between the two acts. Despite Lojay hoping to collaborate on one song, Sarz decided that they would work on an EP together and a 3 month-long boot-camp in Lagos ensued.
Helmed by the explosive ”˜Tonongo` and its hypnotic visual, the upcoming EP is a reflection on heartbreak and vulnerability, with a sonic journey that will not only make you get up and move but will redefine the parameters of Afro-Fusion sounds and aesthetics. Enjoy!