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Mvroe & Joseph Kiwango Drop ‘Freaky,’ a Perfect Summer Tune About That Special Lady

“It's a feel good summer sundowner tune that will def get you thinking about that special lady,” says Mvroe.

Kenyan artist Mvroe’s “Freaky,” a collaboration with Tanzania’s Joseph Kiwango, is about devotion to a freaky partner.

“Never gonna give you up,” Mvroe sings on the chorus over a recurring marimba and electronic bass line, riffing on the now internet famous Rick Astley song.

"Freaky" was written by Mvroe alongside his East African Wave collaborators Hiribae and Ukweli, with additional vocals from Kiwango.

“Freaky” is a perfect soundtrack for summer love, and Mvroe agrees. “It's a feel good summer sundowner tune that will def get you thinking about that special lady,” he says.

Listen to “Freaky” below and purchase it now here. Plus, check out the guys talking about the new single underneath.

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Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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