Afrobeat superstar Rema has released his much-anticipated debut album, Rave & Roses.
Real name Divine Ikubor, Rema details love, addition, and fate on the 16-track album.
It’s out now, and he tweeted that “Here’s a piece of my soul to you, my debut Album Rave & roses is out now.” It means a lot to me to get all this love and support over the years., RAVE relentlessly! #RaveAndRoses“
Speaking to Apple Music about the album, he says, “I swear this album has different moods, different stories.”
He notes that every project holds different meanings to him asides from the story they tell and says, “it’s that bridge to bring the fans closer to Rema.”
Rema features Chris Brown, Aj Tracey, 6LACK, and Yseult on this album, which is a testimony of his hybrid approach to music and creative penmanship.
According to Charts Africa, Just under 24 hours of release, the 16 songs album charted as number 1 in 52 different countries on Apple Music and currently number 1 in 5 different countries on Apple Music.
There are more than 52 countries where you can listen to the “lead-off track” ‘Calm Down’ right now. In an interview with Apple Music, the singer talks about how the song came to be and how he and his friends from Mavin Academy came up with the idea.
It said, “We went into one of the studios where we saw Andre Vibez.” Because we were having so much fun freestyling on beats, Vibez could tell that we were excited. The next day, I made a video and talked about how I met a girl at a party. I was trying to get her attention, but we were only able to go half way through the party. As the party went on, we just stayed together and fell in love.
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See the full tracklist for the Rave & Roses album HERE:
- Hold Me feat. 6LACK
- Calm Down
- Time N Affection feat. Chris Brown
- Are You There?
- FYN feat. AJ Tracey
- Wine feat. Yseult