Burna Boy announces release date of new album ‘Twice as Tall’
Written by MAX FM on August 6, 2020
Afrofusion sensation and Grammy nominee better known as Burna Boy, has announced the release date for his anticipated new project ‘Twice as Tall’ album.
In an Instagram video, the African Giant announced that the album which delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic will now be out on the 14th of August 2020.
Already, ‘Wonderful’ has already been released from the album. In the late hours of August 5, 2020, he made the announcement.
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Sean “Diddy” Combs has been tapped to executive produce Burna Boy’s forthcoming album Twice As Tall. In an interview with The New York Times, the Nigerian recording artist spoke about the LP, which is set to be released on Aug. 14.
“I’ve never picked up a pen and paper and written down a song in my life,” he said. “It all just comes, like someone is standing there and telling me what to say. It’s all according to the spirits. Some of us are put on this earth to do what we do.”
For his new LP, Burna Boy said that he is “continuing the mission I started, which is building a bridge that leads every Black person in the world to come together, and to make you understand that without you having a home base, you can’t be as strong as you are.”
Most of the album was recorded during the pandemic. Burna Boy and Diddy managed to collaborate over an eight-hour time difference via file transfers and Zoom calls. Diddy was able to create voice-over intros for some of the tracks and added musical and contributions from artists such as Anderson. Paak and Timbaland.
“I’m on record that I like hit records. If they’re not hit records, I don’t like them,” Diddy said. “A lot of times when an artist wants to be coached or pushed to maybe a greater level, that’s where I’ve come in.”
He continued, “He, as every artist, he wants his music to be heard by the world. He doesn’t care about crossing over. You know, he’s not trying to get hot. He’s not, like, ‘I want to be a big pop star’ — he’s already a star. He wants his music to be heard, his message, his people.”