Hot on the heels of their addictive single, Tonongo, fast rising Afro-fusion act, Lojay and prolific producer, Sarz have teamed up to release a collaborative EP, LV N ATTN.
Just in time for the upcoming sunny months and set to be the Afro-fusion EP of the summer, the dynamic duo bring forth a simmering 5-track EP, which alongside Tonongo also features Grammy award winning superstar, Wizkid on the hypnotic title track, LV N ATTN.
Showcasing Lojay’s sublime vocals alongside Sarz’s slick production which blends contemporary Afrobeats with hip-hop and R&B sounds – and has established him as the go-to producer for heavyweight acts in Nigeria and across the globe such as Wizkid, Burna Boy, Skepta, Drake and Beyonce – the LV N ATTN EP is set to be the essential soundtrack for the summer, filled with huge jams that will no doubt be on heavy rotation on radio stations and at disco halls across the world.
Speaking on the new EP, Lojay said: “We created a unique sound with the EP, taking inspiration from sounds around the globe. It’s like nothing anyone has ever heard before. It’s a genuine representation of where I was at the time I was making it – going through heartbreak and experiencing a wide range of different emotions. Working with Sarz gave me the opportunity to channel these feelings through my music. I hope the world enjoys LV N ATTN as much as I enjoyed making it.”
On his part, Sarz says: “Sonically this EP is refreshing and brings a unique twist to the Afro scene. We both had creative freedom making the EP and we hope you love it as much as we did creating it.”
With a musical style largely indicative of his Yoruba roots, Lojay’s previous releases include Ariel in 2019 and 2020’s Ogogoro. The upcoming EP was borne out of Lojay’s determination to persevere through his own dark times during the start of the pandemic last year. Already, a huge Sarz fan, after some reflection, he decided to reach out for an introduction that led to a face-to-face meeting between the two acts.
Despite Lojay hoping to collaborate on one song, Sarz decided that they would work on an EP together and a 3-month long boot camp in Lagos ensued. Helmed by the explosive singles, Tonongo and LV N ATTN, the new EP is a reflection on heartbreak and vulnerability, with a sonic journey that will not only make listeners get up and move but will also redefine the parameters of Afro-fusion sounds and aesthetics.