Arelle Tones is an American-born rapper with Nigerian roots. Not too long ago, he released a music video for his “Electrical” single.
Arelle Tones – “Electrical” music video
“The song has a couple of themes. One is fusion. Throughout, I’m mixing Pijin, a little bit of Yoruba and English into a seamless blend that masks the fact I’m using different languages/dialects. Another theme is the desire for self-actualization. I say, ‘I can speak English, car speak Dutch. Until they make a car that speak my mother tongue.’ Meaning that I like nice things, but more than nice things, I’m waiting for the day when the quality of what the motherland (and all its people) produces rivals and/or exceeds the pioneers of industry and engineering today. I believe it’s on its way.” – Arelle Tones
The audiovisual for “Electrical” was filmed in Aja, Lagos, Nigeria.
The likable tune finds Arelle Tones meshing Yoruba phrases with his American dialect.
Also, the song highlights a new artist with a unique afro-fusion brand of hip-hop that he dubs #DiasporaMusic.
Arelle Tones – “Electrical” single
“Arelle Tones admires how the culture does not die but spreads and proliferates in new forms.”
‘Electrical’ contains a relatable storyline, conversational rap vocals, and melodic instrumentation flavored with hip-hop, afrobeat, and world elements.
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