#BumpThis: TroyBoi & Adekunle Gold’s “Tranquilizer”

January 16, 2020

There’s so much new music being released that it’s hard for even the most loyal fans to wade through the trash to find the gems. That’s why we’ve created #BumpThis – a Friday series that features new songs, by and featuring Nigerians, that you absolutely need to hear.


TroyBoi — “Tranquilizer” ft. Adekunle Gold

In 2019, the immensely gifted Adekunle Gold was on a clear mission to show off his range, and he accomplished that with a bunch of killer singles and varied collaborations. For the latter, one of his best efforts was on TroyBoi’s underheard banger, “Tranquilizer”.

The 3-month-old song has finally gotten a fitting music video, which should hopefully help it get discovered by fans of sensual, dancefloor-ready bops. One of the more downtempo tracks by the British-Nigerian producer, “Tranquilizer” shows Adekunle Gold at his passionate best.

On the track, AG sings about a girl who has won him over with her sultry moves. It sounds nothing like any of his previous songs, and that’s exactly the point. The singer refuses to be put in a box, and that has allowed him to expand artistically in the past year.

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