Brand new hit single, ‘Gbolahan’ is Bella Alubo’s first single of the year 2020 since the release of her 2019 ‘Summer’s Over’ project which featured artists like Mr Eazi, Zlatan, T’neeya and Ladipoe.
This R&B number is great for the intimate social-distancing hangouts and activities that replaced crowdy parties this summer.
The easy-going delivery is consistent with Bella’s sound from her 2018 ‘Late Night Vibrations’ collaborative EP with Nigerian rapper, Ycee and Re-Bella EP.
With lyrics like “dark shades on, know you can see me” referencing Burna Boy, “tryna love me like a gangster” referencing Darkoo and “e no go sweet if the girl no come to the party” referencing Falz, Bella stays on trend with Afro-Beat, Afro-Swing and Afro-Pop while also infusing Y2K Ashanti ‘Foolish’-type vibes delivered in Bella’s own distinct sound.
“You know when you go to the location in a city you haven’t been to in a while and you look extra fly so the past comes around you, as expected, trying to sell you hopes and dreams but you’re not buying it this time because you finally know your value and you just wanna chill and be on a vibe instead… that’s basically what I was thinking writing this song. Good vibes at a nice location, surrounded by great people with good energy,” Bello had to say about the new single.
Listen to Gbolahan below.