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Watch Runtown's Electric Music Video for 'Emotions'

The Soundgod gets vulnerable in the first clip from his new EP, "Tradition."

Runtown has released the first music video from his new EP, Tradition.

In "Emotions," shot in London and directed by SESAN, we see the Soundgod with his hair dyed electric blue be vulnerable, as he expresses his feelings over a woman he's eyeing. You'll also notice a handful of stunning vixens give off the said emotions through movement—with bright, flashing colors in the background—such as strength, anger, lust, love and more.

Revisiting Runtown's breakdown of "Emotions" with OkayAfrica earlier this month, he says:

"So I was in the studio with the producer Spellz making magic and 'Emotions' just happened. The song actually just came to me. 'Emotions' is all about vulnerability, it's just like confessing your truest feelings to a girl without any sort of ego. I think that love is a very powerful theme and it influences the bulk of my music. Whether it is love for humanity, a woman or life, the EP is influenced heavily by love."

Watch "Emotions" below and listen to his EP Tradition here.

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Listen to Runtown's Surprise Release of His New EP 'Tradition'

#SoundgodBack.

Nigerian star hitmaker Runtown is back with the surprise drop of his latest EP, Tradition. The highly-anticipated 6-song release was due next Friday, but the artist got it all live earlier today.

"My team is probably going to kill me. I honestly tried my best to stick to the plan but I couldn't wait," Runtown mentions. "I have broken the protocols because I want you guys to have the music as quickly as possible. Do me a favor stream the EP until you can sing every song word for word."

Tradition features five new song alongside the previously released "Unleash," a collaboration with UK grime act Fekky.

The EP features production from Del B ("Redemption," "Unleash"), Spellz ("Emotions," "International Badman Killa"), Elputo ("Tradition") and Ransom Beatz ("Goose Bumps"). Overall, Tradition looks to bring the hazy & downtempo sonic world of Runtown's addictive hits like "Mad Over You" and "For Life" to higher levels.

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Runtown Teams Up With Alkaline and Walshy Fire on Feel-Good Anthem 'No Negative Vibes'

This one comes just in time for summer listening.

Nigerian artist Runtown links with Major Lazer's Walshy Fire and Jamaican dancehall artist Alkaline for the made-for-summer banger "No Negative Vibes."

The track, produced by Walshy Fire, is all about maintaining positive energy and living life to the fullest, as Runtown sings on the chorus an opening verse. Alkaline joins in with a melodic verse echoing the same sentiments sung in Patois.

READ: How Runtown Got His Groove Back

The accompanying music video, is a visual treat, shot by the renowned Nigerian director Meji Alabi. The nearly 4-and-a-half minute clip sees both Runtown and Alkaline head to Jamaica, where they enjoy time with friends, take in the vibrant energy on the streets and enjoy smoke sessions in the studio, all without any negative vibes to kill their upbeat moods.

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