May. 11, 2018 11:32AM EST
Cover art design: Melanie Diaz & Benjamin Hugon.
Listen to the breezy new single from Kahli Abdu's upcoming EP.
New York-based Nigerian artist Kahli Abdu is prepping the release of his forthcoming EP, Book of Solomon.
<p style="">The breezy new song, which is ripe for your summer playlists, sees Kahli Abdu connect with <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/ycee-first-wave-ep-download/" target="_blank">Ycee</a></strong>, the man behind last year's hits "Juice" and "Link Up." The pair go in over a beat that connects afrobeats, dancehall and NYC rhythms into an total jam. </p><p style="">"When I was recording this album in Rockaway Beach, Ycee came by and heard this beat and immediately got into it," Kahli tells <em>OkayAfrica</em>. "The whole vibe in the room felt very organic and we ended up with this tune. I attribute my arrangement of this song to my appreciation for <strong>Phil Collins</strong>."</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p style=""><span></span>Get into "Watching You" below and keep an eye out for more from Kahli Abdu.</p> <p class="shortcode-media shortcode-media-youtube"> <span style="display:block;position:relative;padding-top:56.25%;" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="549927853c8cccc7344459f9f67f28e2"><iframe type="lazy-iframe" data-runner-src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GH9pssx1S48?rel=0" width="100%" height="auto" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" style="position:absolute;top:0;left:0;width:100%;height:100%;"></iframe></span> </p> <p style=""><br></p><p style=""><br></p><p style=""><br></p>
Keep reading... Show less