Nigerian music veteran Asa has released her highly anticipated 5th studio album titled “V”.
Taking cues from Pop, Afrobeat, R&B, Soul and electronic influences and mixing them with breathy, soulful vocals to create dreamy, ethereal soundscapes, V (Five) sees Asa embracing a newfound freedom which is demonstrated across the 10-track project, including the singles ‘Mayana’ and ‘Ocean’ – and their dreamy music visuals – and brand-new collaborations with Wizkid, Amaarae and The Cavemen.
With production from the exciting Nigerian producer Priime, the new album was born out of a last-minute decision to return to her home in Nigeria, when the European leg of her tour had been paused due to the pandemic, where she started working on new music with ‘a certain carefreeness, letting go, trusting in the process and allowing myself to be vulnerable’ and connecting with some of the brilliant artists and creatives from the country and across the continent.
Speaking on the new album ‘V’, Asa said:
“It was organic. I didn’t realise I was making an album. The European leg of my tour was paused due to Covid-19, everywhere was shutting down, on a last-minute decision, I decide to head back to Nigeria, I took one of the last flights out of Paris back to Lagos where I wrote the entire album.
‘I was at home thinking what to do next like everyone else. So, I threw open my door to connect with friends and creatives. I met Priime, he is fresh and has such a clever way with production.”