Nigerian-born, London-raised artist Azekel reveals his latest track ‘Just Expectationz’ ft. Ivy Sole, taken from his forthcoming mixtape ‘Analyze Love’.
Written and recorded on tour in 2019, ‘Just Expectationz’ is the third track to come from the artists upcoming mixtape ‘Analyze Love’. A track exploring themes of the harsh reality of love and sacrifice, it moves away from dreamy infatuation to a more negative yet realistic viewpoint. Azekel flexes his production prowess once again, creating a more soft rock sounding beat, whilst calling upon Philly rapper Ivy Sole to add her own take to elevate it to the next level.
Analyze Love is a 15-track mixtape recorded across London and Ghana during the Covid-19 lockdown, showcasing Azekel’s deft production, songwriting and vocal abilities. Exploring notions of love ranging from romance to parenthood to kinship and community, it’s all expressed from Azekel’s vantage point as a British-Nigerian.
Helping to construct this breathtaking body of work by adding their own magic Azekel calls upon peers from across the spectrum of his musical sphere – NAO, Ebo Taylor, Made Kuti, Kwesi Arthur, Kojey Radical, Ivy Sole and anaiis, Moses Boyd and Charlie Stacey to name a few.
Watch “Just Expectationz” below, and listen here.