HanuJay excites alongside Mayorkun on ‘Insane’, the first single off his forthcoming EP
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HanuJay excites alongside Mayorkun on ‘Insane’, the first single off his forthcoming EP

Sunday, June 13, 2021

by  WeTalkSound  WeTalkSound

HanuJay and DMW star Mayorkun have collaborated for ‘Insane’, the first single off HanuJay’s forthcoming EP Wow, {Can I Blow Your Mind}. The mid-tempo production made by Sally features affectionate verses from both artists, who croon lines like “the way you dancing, the way you smiling girl, it’s bursting my brain. Hallelujah, I’m saved, girl, you’re driving me insane.”

HanuJay has been coming for a while. Since 2018, the prolific musician has released songs cut from everyday Nigerian life, evoking the pleasures of a public moment shared with friends and some alcohol. Last year, HanuJay scored his break by appearing alongside DJ Consequence on ‘Uber’, a creeping record which became a standout from Vibes From the Future, earning an unforgettable video and consolidating HanuJay’s position as a talent to be looked out for.

Media publications took note of HanuJay, whose music is a cross between the propelling rhythms of Burna Boy, the indigenous flavour of Oritse Femi and, though not immediately obvious, Michael Jackson was HanuJay’s first hero, and the disco-inspired moments in Wow offer a nod to the ‘Thriller’ star.

Wow, Can I Blow Your Mind is a breezy listen, bringing HanuJay’s musicianship to the fore, while a number of accompanying materials, from the galactic production to awe-inspiring skits, rally closely alongside him. A&R-ed by experienced music executive “Gbemi Ereku”, the result is a project that feels like a familiar hug, while simultaneously pulling the listener to experience something fresh.

This brilliant collaboration with Mayorkun is only the first taste of the HanuJay package, from which we’ll be hearing more in the weeks to come.

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