Joeboy Shares New Single, ‘Solely God Can Save Me’

African music celebrity Joeboy is closing out the 12 months on a excessive word with Physique, Soul & Spirit, a brand new EP coming Nov. 17 through emPawa Africa. The five-track set is the Lagos, Nigeria-based singer’s second mission of 2023, following the Could launch of his acclaimed sophomore album, Physique & Soul.

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A grasp of melodic hooks acknowledged for his earnest, soul-searching lyrics and afrobeats smashes like 2021’s “Sip (Alcohol)” (400m+ streams), Joeboy dives deep into his introspection bag on this five-song EP, kicking issues off at this time with the lead single “Solely God Can Save Me,” produced by Debo.x.

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The place Physique & Soul centered on themes of discovering and embracing love, Physique, Soul & Spirit is a darker, moodier mission that sees Joeboy delve deep into his psyche to deal with topics like navigating societal pressures, paranoia, insecurity and the darkish facet of affection.

The Physique, Soul & Spirit periods coincided with Joeboy studying to file himself within the studio, a improvement that he says led to larger self reflection and a little bit of melancholy. The place he would sometimes produce other folks round throughout his recording and writing course of, for this mission he was on their own with a mic and a pen. Unburdened by companionship, Joeboy freely offloaded his pent-up feelings right into a set of songs that discovered him setting off firmly in a recent course.

Joeboy Only God Can Save Me

“I’ve been by a rollercoaster of feelings for the reason that launch of my album,” Joeboy says. “I’ve needed to actually dig deep to maintain my sanity intact and placed on a courageous face to maintain up appearances. The songs on the EP embody my journey by this emotionally-draining interval.”

Originating from a spot of uncooked vulnerability, the introspective “Solely God Can Save Me” speaks to the need to regulate one’s personal destiny whereas realizing the alternative is, the truth is, true. “It’s simple to get carried away and imagine we are able to do all of it ourselves,” Joeboy says. “I got here to the conclusion that I’ve no management over my journey in life. All I can do is solid my worries on God, and imagine he’ll deal with all of it.”

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“The tune got here from a spot of realization over an odd two-week interval that had me questioning all the things and everybody. I found plenty of destructive issues happening round me, and began seeing folks for who they honestly had been. I wanted sure folks to be there for me, however they disappeared. I actually felt alone, and it grew to become apparent to me that human beings aren’t dependable, and most of the people are solely there for you on the situation that they will acquire one thing from you. I got here to the conclusion that you’re actually and actually alone on this earth, and God is the one supply of power and succor.”