Published Jun 26, 2020Nigerian Afro-fusion star Burna Boy has shared the first single — titled "Wonderful" — from his upcoming fifth studio album.
The song's message of "growth, pride and perseverance" highlights the many wonderful ways humanity can move forward through the current moment's period of strife and inequality.
Burna Boy explains further in the following statement:
It's important for me to show that music is a uniting force that transcends state lines, barriers and borders. This song is about the "wonders" of seeing the impact of my music on people's lives as they shared their joy, pain and pleasure with me while I toured the world. It serves as a note that no matter how far you go, or how hard you work; you must be ready to come home, the pandemic forced us all to take refuge in our homes. Above all, Africa is home, it is the motherland to all people. For us to truly matter, Africa has to matter.
The song appears on Burna's forthcoming LP, Twice as Tall, which is scheduled to arrive sometime this summer. The record will mark Burna's follow-up to 2019's African Giant.
Few other details on the new record have emerged, so stay tuned for new information as it unfolds.
In the meantime, listen to "Wonderful" below via a new lyric video.