Rising Nigerian star Official Genius has just released a new track. ‘Slow Down’ looks set to follow in the same vein of success as his debut single ‘Erima.’ The afrobeats star has gained enormous traction with the release of his album Kamikaze in June and has received substantial radioplay. 

‘Slow Down’ is characterised by Genius’ idiosyncratic vocal style, layered over a blend of laid-back electronic beats. The track is centred around looking for love in the digital age. Genius explains: “’Slow Down’ talks about how a girl keeps finessing a guy who slides on her instagram Dm. However, he keeps doing all he can to win her over even though he knows she hard to get because she is richer than him.”

Adding to his thoughts on how the track was created, GENIUS adds, “I was listening to my friends who I met on an Instagram playlist he made instrumentals, just for the first 10 seconds i listened i was he captived by the supernatural vibe of the beat, freestyled to the instrumental and i fell in love with what i had, i contacted him and paid him for the beat and he sent me the stems of the instrumental, I recorded at home, I love storytelling in all of my songs there has to be a messaged, so i wrote the song after freestyling fixed an imaginery story on the beat when i finished recording i sent the stems and the files to STG for mixng and mastering he worked with top arts like Wizkid, Davido and even african giant burna boy.”

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