Nigerian-born singer-songwriter and dynamic Afrobeat recording artist Nanya Spark blesses the scene with her well-rounded debut 7-track EP, Yung x Wildin.
One can always recognize Nanya Spark's music through her unique blend of Afro melodic sounds and youthful excitement. She's deeply rooted in her love for creative imagination and ability to take people into a different realm.
The musical rule breaker and genre bender just released her debut EP, Yung x Wildin, which pounces through our speakers with energy on all seven tracks.
The album opens with the introductory track and lead single, "Bow Down," where Nanya throws us into a fiery Afrobeat experience with tight percussion hits and her native tongue. There's a sweet and seductive vibe to this single alongside the bouncy production that leaves us wishing to play this bop in the club.
On the album's second track, Nanya gives us the "Remedy" through her sweet, euphoric sonics and tropical vibe. Nanya's performance stylings are incredibly refreshing, and her relatable lyrical content is a whole other chilling aspect. There are such bright and catchy melodies in this tune, encouraging us to sing along and bask in the tender effects of this "Remedy."
Nanya still wants to ensure she has her "Mojo" in track number three. Worry not; Nanya softly serenades us with her comforting and loving vocal stylings alongside soothing Afrobeat sonics. This passionate song offers so much heart and soul; it feels like falling in love in the heat of the summer. The sweet and spirited production paired with Nanya's gentle melodies is everything we needed.
Moving onto the EP's fourth track and halfway mark, "Sinner (La la la)," Nanya gives us the groove almost instantly. This powerful and exhilarating track offers all the energy and passion to get us moving and grooving all night long. There's a subtle blend of electronic production to ramp up the energy and seductive intensity, but the underlying Afrobeat vibe is still very much present.
Drifting into track number five, "Oyi," Nanya takes us on a different kind of sonic ride, one that's packed with authentic emotion, heart, and soul. It's quite the passionate piece that uses warm brass instrumentals and wide-ranging percussion to balance the sonics while Nanya offers all the passion and devotion we could ask for.
Upping the sensual vibe is track number six, "Undress," which instantly takes us into a sweet tropical vibe alongside Nanya's passionate vocals. This is definitely one of our favorite songs on the EP; it packs so much passion, groove, and energy that leaves us intoxicated while Nanya invites someone to get close to her for the night.
Landing on the last track of the album, "Yawa," Nanya takes us around the block one last time with her vibrant Afrobeat production and glittering vocals to end the album on a lively note. This groovy and toe-tapping tune offers everything a quality Afrobeat song should, dynamic drums, bright melodies, and a talented vocalist who knows how to captivate an audience.
Bask in the exciting youthful, and passionate vibe of Nanya's highly-anticipated debut 7-track EP, Yung x Wildin, now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, Nanya. You've truly taken us into the dynamic world of Afrobeat tunes with your debut EP, Yung x Wildin. Did anything inspire you to create this feel-good and passionate project?
I had the most amazing time working on this beautiful body of work. It took me some time from creating the ideas around how and what I wanted this project to be about, to the final touches to get it ready for my fans and the world to have. The inspiration came from everything I'm about, my struggles, my passion, but I was most inspired by the energy and spark that tickled me from within to step out of my comfort zone and be fearless in my creative execution. I intentionally wanted to tap into different genres and sounds, I wanted to do something I haven't done before, and thus "Yung x Wildin" was born. I feel so proud of the work I and my team put into this Ep. My genre draws elements from different sounds; Afrobeats, Pop, Rnb, Trap, Dance, and more. I decided long ago to step outside the stereotyped "box" while still being true to my originality and uniqueness. In fact, you can't even find me in a box. Please don't even look cus I ain't in there.
Did you work with any producers or musicians when creating the groovy Afrobeat production for Yung x Wildin? What was that experience like?
Almost all the instrumentals in "Yung x Wildin" were made by different beat makers, and that was on purpose because that was what the Ep was about, exploring, experimenting, and diving into deeper waters where I haven't been before. There are 7 tracks in the Ep, and non of them sound like the other. One of the songs titled "Sinner" is dembow infused with Afropop and Reggaeton. I featured the talented Dominican rapper Billie Bando on it; and we wanted to bring two different worlds together, and I believe we delivered. I worked with the most amazing producers, and all the tracks were engineered by Jamixdowns.
Which song from Yung x Wildin are you the proudest of? Why does that song stand out to you?
Honestly, I am most proud of all the songs in the Ep, and I'm even more pleased withd the reception it's getting. But I must say the track that stands out for me is "Bow Down," which is the lead single off the Ep. From the moment I heard the beat, I knew I had to jump on it, I knew I could do something totally different from what I've done in the past, and I literally had sparks of tiny fires while working on it. From the lyrics, the message, and the energy, to the melodies, the progressions, and the delivery, I just knew that this was the beginning of a new movement for me.
What was your favorite part about creating the Yung x Wildin EP? What did you take away from the process?
Honestly, I am most proud of all the songs in the Ep, and I'm even more pleased with the reception it's getting. But I must say the track that stands out for me is "Bow Down," which is the lead single off the Ep. From the moment I heard the beat, I knew I had to jump on it, I knew I could do something totally different from what I've done in the past, and I literally had sparks of tiny fires while working on it. From the lyrics, the message, and the energy to the melodies, the progressions, and the delivery, I just knew that this was the beginning of a new movement for me.
What did you want to make your audience experience with the EP, Yung x Wildin? What was your goal in that respect?
My favorite part about this Ep was the whole creative process. Everything about this project stood out for me because I knew it was my debut body of work, and I knew how long I had been working on it. I took my time to make sure I do it right. Also, listening and loving new sounds that i may have run away from a few years ago. Although I had my struggles and obstacles, I always made sure that I tried to overcome them. Because I want this so much.