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Afrobeats Star Ayra Starr Releases Sophomore Album, ‘The Year I Turned 21’

Nigerian singer and songwriter Ayra Starr has taken the music world by storm with the release of her sophomore album titled ‘The Year I Turned 21.’

The album, which dropped on May 30, 2024, includes 15 songs and 6 collaborations. Asake, Coco Jones, Giveons, and Seyi Vibez, among others, are the artistes featured on the album.

“In my head, I was looking at this album like a TV show. Every song is an episode,” Nigerian singer Ayra Starr tells Apple Music.

Brimming with self-confidence and unvarnished introspection, ‘The Year I Turned 21’ covers a range of topics, from the fear of failure, newfound love, growing fame and fortune, and gender positivity to parental loss, intimacy, and mental wellbeing.

Standout tracks on the album include “Commas,” a mid-tempo ballad that showcases Starr’s powerful vocals, and “Bad Vibes,” a high-energy collaboration with fellow Afrobeats star Seyi Vibez that is sure to get audiences dancing.

“‘Commas’ is about how God has blessed me and I’m really grateful for where I am in
life and where I’m about to go. I’m grateful for just even being present in this moment
and being alive. I feel like that’s what has brought me here, my gratitude and the
continuous hard work I will keep putting into this job. God is good.”

“Bad Vibes,’ translating Yoruba to English is so annoying sometimes because it doesn’t just hit the
same in English. In the hook, the lyric in Yoruba means ‘Don’t poke me in my eye or
don’t hit me in my eye. I don’t break. I’m good.’ It’s an idiom, right? For the guest
feature, I wanted a perspective from somebody that would understand what I was
trying to do with the song. I felt like that with Seyi Vibez, we sound amazing together,”
the Marvin Records signee told Apple Music.

Enjoy the album below:

Source – Tru News Report

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