Afro beat artist Gibrilville is set to release his latest single “Angels”, following the success of his previous single ‘Dididaada,’ which has reached nearly half a million streams on Spotify alone. Collaborating once again with producer Jaysynth, ”Angels” explore Gibrilville’s journey with spirituality and the trials and tribulations of his life. ‘Angels’ was released on May 22, on all major streaming platforms.
Inspired by his time in prison, Gibrilville used “Angels” as a way to reflect on his strength. The song, which has storytelling at its core, unravels Gibrilville’s narrative, as he explains:
“I have experienced a lot of challenges and spiritual battles since I have been back in Africa. Curses, court cases, and attempts on my life have become a norm. In this record, I channeled those stories and tried my best to tell the story as it happened”.
The attention to detail in Gibrilville’s lyrical story is important to the song as he invites listeners into his past. With dreamy piano melodies and atmospheric synths, Gibrilville opens with a smooth flow, ‘At the age of 7, I started having bad dreams,’ describing how he was attacked in his dreams by jinns, all throughout his childhood. A mellow Afro beat kicks in, and builds the foundation of the ambient production, while Gibrilville speaks of his time in prison as he turned 30. Here he remembers the night Satan visited him and reflects how 10 years down the line, living in Ghana, he is now a much stronger person because of his experiences.
While ‘Angels’ has a chill-hop approach, hidden in the words are a more sinister element creating impact as the closing line ‘Somebody wants me to die tonight’ is hard-hitting and leaves listeners on the edge of their seats, yearning for more. ‘Angels’ was released through Foreign Exchange Records, a music production company founded by Gibrilville, as part of his mission to push Afro beats music globally. Make sure to stream it via Distrokid below:
© 2022, alanna. All rights reserved.