Burna Boy is ‘Twice As Tall’ on fifth studio album [Stream]Burna Boy

Burna Boy is ‘Twice As Tall’ on fifth studio album [Stream]

Burna Boy has released his fifth studio album, Twice As Tall, a 15-track project with features from the likes of Youssou N’Dour, Stormzy, Naughty by Nature, Chris Martin from Coldplay, and Sauti Sol.

The long play also boasts executive production credits from Sean “Diddy” Combs, with producers and writers like Bosede Ogulu, Mike Dean, Timbaland, LeriQ, Telz, P2J, Rexxie, and Burna Boy himself also earning credits. Throughout the album, it’s clear that Burna Boy stays consistent with his Afrobeat style, which continues to maintain its crossover pop appeal on the project.

The album was mostly recorded in Lagos, according to Burna Boy, who admitted on The Zane Lowe Show that he wasn’t used to sitting in one place and making an album because he’s a natural traveler. Thematically, the Nigerian artist has said that the album is about real life, the good and the bad, and the struggle for freedom. He also released a comic book, The Secret Flame, in tandem with Twice As Tall.

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