After revealing to his fans that he’ll be dropping his highly anticipated debut album this year, Rema releases his first single of 2021, ‘Bounce’.
For the first time since signing to Mavin Records in 2019, Rema works with the labels godfather, Don Jazzy, who switches things up and delivers a menacing, fast-paced production, unlike anything we’ve heard from him before.
One of music’s most influential players, Don Jazzy’s discography is one of the legends including work the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West and not forgetting D’Banj’s – ‘Oliver Twist’, which was instrumental in the global Afrobeats movement.
“This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I’m really excited about this tune because it’s my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy.”
Rema’s debut album has become one of the most talked-about projects to come out of West Africa, with the concept and collabs still strictly under wraps. Finding himself in the centre of this multifaceted, diverse and rich scene, his hybrid approach to music keeps his supporters coming back over and over again.
2020 had some silver linings for the young prodigy, Rema became one of Apple Music’s Up Next artists, part of the FIFA 2021 soundtrack as well as catching the attention of Drake and Rihanna along the way.