Twitter has been abuzz since word got out that AKA would be releasing a new single on Friday, March 11.
After the record-breaking success of his single with Diamond Platnumz, Make Me Move, anticipation for the release of #OneTime was sky-high and the expectations even higher.
The beat, with its funky 80s-style melodies, invites AKA to share his Michael Jackson-influenced dance moves.
In typical AKA style, there was a bit of a twist to it; the song would not be released for purchase. Instead, it would be debuted via a live performance on South Africa’s biggest music show, Live Amp.
Rocking a black leather jacket with white trimmings and his trademark black shades, AKA stood and delivered a somewhat surprising performance. His voice was transmitted through auto-tune and his notes were more melodic than usual. The beat, with its funky 80s-style melodies, invites AKA to share his Michael Jackson-influenced dance moves, something we’re starting to see more of.
This is one for the ladies, with its groovy, sensual production underpinning the tale of a woman’s fascination with independence, material possessions and everything in between. It offers a new glimpse into AKAs range as a musician and, judging by this bold new release, he can certainly mix it up.
‘I have a responsibility as the leader of this movement to kind of forge a new path and explore different avenues.’
‘I don’t think it’s necessary for me to make a new trap song, there are so many great artists who have that sound covered,’ AKA explained after his performance. ‘I have a responsibility as the leader of this movement to kind of forge a new path and explore different avenues.’
With his new album slated for release in the coming months, I can’t wait to hear what he has up his sleeve.
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