Images & Words: Burna Boy, “Anybody”

Burna Boy
African Giant (out now on Atlantic)

Though this weightless single has been out for a month or so, I wanted to use it as an excuse to wax lyrical about the Nigerian vocalist’s masterful new LP. For the last few years, Burna has been dropping potent, wavey material that fuses Afrobeats, R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall for a sound that sets trends, not follows them. And “African Giant” is his crowning achievement so far. “Anybody” is a perfect distillation of the way he just floats on a track, managing to both bob along the surface and make a deep impact on any instrumental he hops on.

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