Azu Yeché - “Back of Me” press photo

Azu Yeché releases a rousing soul single, entitled, “Back of Me”

Azu Yeché is a singer-songwriter based in London, England. Not too long ago, he released a rousing soul single, titled, “Back of Me,” produced by Fred Cox (Rag n Bone man, Paloma Faith, Sam Ryder, Samm Henshaw) and mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road studios.

Azu Yeché – “Back of Me” single

“Once upon a time, you were a part of me. We were inseparable, don’t miss this irony. Once upon a time, you were a part of me, words to a melody, song to a dancer. Beyond all the changes, you kept holding back your love and you used it as a weapon. To make or to break, manipulate my feelings to bring me back to you.” – lyrics

‘Back of Me’ tells a heartfelt tale about a guy who once shared a strong and indestructible relationship with his significant other. Then one day, everything came crashing down. With a heavy heart, he admits, “I was your prisoner, you looked me in the eye. I hope you find your peace. Once you were a part of me, now, this is the back of me.”

‘Back of Me’ finds Azu Yeché in top vocal form, delivering the somewhat angsty lyrics of the song with confidence and tangible emotion. The final chorus, with the trumpet punctuating each vocal and drum line, drives with upliftment and considerable drama. Furthermore, “Back of Me” is lifted from the first installment of Azu’s two-part EP, entitled, “Soul Afrikanah,” set to be released on February 24th, 2023. The project, heavily influenced by soul music, also features the previously released single, “Be That Guy.”

“You stood for nothing and fell for everything.”

Azu Yeché - “Back of Me” press photo

“‘Back of Me’ is about realizing the toxic effect of something you once held dear and making a conscious effort to turn away from it.” – Azu Yeché explained

Azu Yeché’s music incorporates subtle folk and African influences into a soul palette. His distinctive voice both as a singer and songwriter has earned him praise (and plays) from BBC Radio 1 & 2 as well as support slots with UK platinum-selling artists Lemar and Gabrielle amongst others. Azu’s songwriting is noteworthy as he uses this medium to tell personal stories that have shaped him. Following two sold-out shows at St Pancras Old Church last year, as well as Aretha Franklin’s page posting his cover of her classic “Respect,” 2023 is poised to see Azu reach a wider audience.

“Back of Me” single

Azu Yeché - “Back of Me” cover art

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