Music and Other Drugs would like to introduce the Benin-born afrosoul songwriter Shirazee. On his debut EP Home and Away he brings together SAINt JHN and Eugy, alongside a stunning video for lead single “Make Wild.”
Channelling the vibrations of Africa whilst intertwining American hip-hop influences, ‘Home and Away’ showcases animated dance beats with underlying personal narratives. Having written for, and collaborated with Afrojack, Sting, Ty Dolla $ign and Kiesza, the Afropop artist has taken inspiration from these influential experiences to create an eclectic body of work.
After studying in Ghana and overcoming homelessness, Shirazee swapped Atlanta for New York City with the aims to pursue his own career of performing on stage. His strong and honest artistry is the result of a complex background, something which has enabled his sound to creatively evolve and enhance. Listen to his new EP below and check out his beautiful new video.