Joe Kay is the founder of Apple Beats 1 Radio show, artist collective, and label Soulection. Not too long ago, he returned from Somerset House in London, where he collaborated with a number of top-of-the-game producers and musicians.
One of those musicians is Tay Iwar, a promising R&B and Afro-fusion singer-songwriter from Nigeria. Not too long ago, the dynamic entertainer performed his “MIRACLE GIRL” single and an unreleased track, entitled, “Selfish.”
Tay Iwar – “MIRACLE GIRL” & “Selfish” video performance
“Let this moment, resonate with you. If you want it, you can have it all. If I’m the one f**king with you. Don’t tell no lies no-no-no. You need to know that if I lose you. I won’t try no more. Do you know what I mean? Even though I try. Icarus all over again. How am I supposed to mend?” – lyrics
‘MIRACLE GIRL’ is featured on Tay Iwar’s debut album, entitled, “GEMINI.” The 16-track project is the first full-length release on the Soulection label in almost two years.
“GEMINI” album via Apple Music
“‘Gemini’ was just me saying I’m going to truly express how I feel on these records. Rather than make records that carry emotions, I’m actually going to express myself. With ‘Passport’ and ‘Renascentia’, I was trying to sell emotions. I was trying to craft a specific sound and a specific vibe. But with ‘Gemini’, it was just an expression, and a lot of the songs were just spontaneous in their creation. But then it took three years to make it sound sonically how I wanted.” – Tay Iwar via Okay Africa
Not too long ago, Tay Iwar was a special guest on Soulection Radio. Joe Kay interviewed him about afro-fusion, his “GEMINI” album, and how people are starting to recognize the Alté scene in the States.
Tay Iwar defines what Afro-Fusion means to him
We recommend adding Tay Iwar’s “Miracle Girl” & “Selfish” singles to your personal playlist. Also, let us know how you feel about it in the comment section below.