For the past five years, NATIVE have been making waves in the realms of fashion, music, publishing, and pop culture (they even put on a festival that brought J Hus, Dave, NSG, and the late Virgil Abloh over to Nigeria). They’re now working on their own music, starting with “Runaway,” a collaboration between two of Nigeria’s hottest young artists, Lojay and Ayra Starr.
They’ve enlisted the help of heavyweight producers Should, Lido, Adey, and New World Ray, a group of producers whose credits and collaborations includes Cordae, Tems, Tiwa Savage, Chance The Rapper, and Ariana Grande, to name a few. The final product is great, combining the two artists’ agonized vocals with sweeping, brooding electronics that raise the melodrama to theatrical proportions.
Listen to the song below.