East London born singer Azekel is now back with a brand new track titled “Can We Have Fun (In This House Tonight)” which was premiered recently on The Fader. This is Azekel’s first solo release since 2016’s hailed “Raw, Vol.2”, and it’s taken from his forthcoming debut album. An album, which will be presented in three chapters, and the first will be released soon.
Azekel has continued to use the medium of song to comment on his personal experience together with observations in society. He says in relation to this, that in these shattered times in life, we must have a record such as “Can We Have Fun”. He explains the song like this:
“It’s a pre-apocalyptic celebration of life, every time I’m on my timeline or hear the news it’s full of fear…. Yeah it’s pretty obvious that the world as we know it is coming to an end but we can still turn up”. Said in another way, Azekel means that we basically have to listen to these type of music more than we can imagine.
Azekel recently collaborated with the British virtual band Gorillaz on their latest album Humanz, and performed with them at the album launch at London’s Print Works. This happened together with stars like Pusha T, De La Soul, Popcaan, Danny Brown and Noel Gallagher.
His music has a wide range of influence such as soul, jazz and R&B to sparse electronics and dub, not to mention the artists that inspires him, like Miles Davis, D’Angelo and J Dilla. In some part of his new single “Can We Have Fun (In This House Tonight)”, he resembles the American R&B singer Frank Ocean, where the voice almost sounds equally compared to Frank’s singing voice.
Listen to Azekel’s new track here and enjoy his soulful and jazzy vibe from “Can We Have Fun (In This House Tonight)”