Nigerian artist Adekunle Gold Gives Us A Little Taste From Upcoming New Album With a New Single ‘It Is What It Is‘
The new single ‘It Is What It Is’ was written with a calm mentality in mind, the single speaks to life simply being what it is and having acceptance over that fact. Calling back to Gold’s spirit and native roots, the single is his continuation of creating music that speaks to the world.
Adekunle Gold says about the new single, “The truth about freedom is it is only found in clarity of self. I believe this song is about letting yourself be free from every other voice but the one guiding you internally.”
His upcoming album will reflect the breadth of natural beauty and dignity of the Black experience across music, art and style and will represent Gold’s personality itself – stylish, timeless, and groundbreaking.
Adekunle gained recognition from his very first release, “Sade,” a love song which sampled instrumentals from One Direction’s “Story of My Life.” Just two weeks after the release of “Sade” on December 19, 2014, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa’s biggest acts, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years, YBNL.
The global star has released 3 albums: Gold (debuting at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart), About 30 (shortlisted for the GRAMMY® Best World Album), and AfroPop Vol 1 with the global hit records ‘Okay’ and ‘Something Different’.