POPSTAR EP is a 4-track collection of songs that showcase Bella Alubo at her must turnt.
LA LA LAND: the upbeat entrée familiarly blends world genres, encouraging day dreams and imaginations to create a fitting fantasy.
GBOLAHAN: via Y2K R&B nostalgia, Bella stays on trend with Afro-Beat, Afro-Swing and Afro-Pop.
PRETTY THINGS: Reggae and dancehall influences are apparent on Bella’s admittance to caring for material things.
GBA GBE: with an Afro-house and Amapiano feel, Bella depicts youthful spontaneity of a night out in a new dress.
ABOUT THE EP:
Bella Alubo returns with a new twilight, with the release of her first Project of 2020; Popstar. Bella recently put out Gbolahan the lead single of the project, which made noise for the artiste, as she dived straight into the waters of 100% independence. Popstar serves as the perfect follow up for her Summers Over’s EP ( Released Nov, 2019), a strong emotionally intelligent project which featured popular afro pop stars Like Mr Eazi, Zlatan, Dice Ailes, Ladipoe, Ajebutter 22, just to mention a few.
On this project, which a first full solo tape for the artiste, as she has no features, giving us an undiluted & redefined Bella Alubo experience. She maintains her diversity & also gives us pure upbeat vibes, on this short EP.
La La Land
This first track is the perfect opener & it was produced & engineered by German Producer; Tuan Malik. On this record Bella, takes us to la la land, with her intently delivered; dreamy, silky & feather-light vocals. She expresses her desire for her love interest, who in context is, makes her melancholic, hence her journey to La La Land as a means to escape thinking about him.
The second track, which is the biggest song on the project so far, was also produced & mixed engineered by Tuan Malik. On this record, She gives us a perfect splice of Pop & RN’B, reminiscent of an Ashanti Y2K vibe. The theme is built around her, making a statement to probable past lovers, expressing her growth & glow up, and how she is no longer on the same wavelength she was previously on. It’s a sure party vibe, filled up with dynamic lamba’s.
The third track on the project, it was produced & mix engineered by popular producer Syn X. On this song, she takes an outright materialistic approach, where she expresses her love for shiny things, luxury designers & expensive flights. She comes through with a fusion of pop & Rasta vibes, showing us more of her artistic diversity
Gba Gbe ( Motive)
This is the last track of the project, it was produced by London based producer; Kani Beatz. On this track, Bella introduces us to a funky rhythm infused with a strong pop vibe. On this track she sings about a love interest, with whom she is vibing with in a club/ closed party setting, she makes her intentions known & what’s to know the motive, whilst placing clear intent on not wanting to waste her time.
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