2018 has been good for Burna Boy and it has been good for his fans. The artiste, who has described his patchwork style as AfroFusion, is not slowing down after the success of “Outside,” the album he released in January 2018 to critical acclaim. With amazing tracks like “Heaven’s Gate,” “Streets of Africa,” “More Life,” “Ye,” “Koni Baje” that had Burna showing off his versatility, the album debuted at No 3 on the Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart, an impressive achievement in his already bright career. But this is not the gist.
Fast-forward to September 2018: Burna gave us a gem in the form of “Gbona”—a calming, absolutely jam-worthy, dance-inducing sound. We took to it immediately and some have even gone ahead to lament on how he is highly underappreciated. But while we are still trying to recover from “Gbona,” Burna Boy has come through with a new track, “On the Low,” this time a chykesome Afrobeat serenade, danceable and complete with all the Burna Boy signature and produced by Kel P, who also produced “Gbona.”
Burna Boy, whose grandfather managed music icon and legend Fela Kuti, came to attention in 2012 with his hit, “Like to Party,” which became instant success for its refreshing sound. He has since gained what can be called a cult following given his consistency with his non-mainstream style. He has described AfroFusion—a blend of Afrobeat, Reggae, R&B, Rap, and Dancehall—as “a spiritual genre of music.” We are definitely not going to stop jamming to Burna Boy anytime soon.
You can watch “On the Low” right here:
You can also watch “Gbona” here: