Rising Irish Nigerian singer Tolü Makay just dropped her new song titled “Used To Be”. The single shows how the singer can evolve throughout the song, the high notes that she keeps all along and keeps getting higher and higher. Her mesmerizing voice will bring up your emotions while listening to it.
The artist sings alongside with a beautiful piano chords that follow the intensity of her soulful voice. The song is really emotional we can hear that she wanted, throughout that track, to invite the listeners into her love anthem and her work.
Speaking about the track, Tolü said, “Working with Enda Gallery in Kilfenora, Ireland was honestly a blessing. Although studios were closed due to restrictions, we found a way to create the right sound in the kitchen space we recorded in, […] Within a day everyone we asked to record strings, guitar, keys had sent us back a perfect replica of what we needed […]“.
Drawing inspirations like Erykah Badu, Nina Simone, Amy Winehouse, and more, she is showering us with her songwriting talent for every single, and the numbers are showing it, as she has reached over a million stream on Spotify.
Born in Nigeria but raised in Ireland, the Afro-Irish singer is one of the most followed young talents in Ireland, after her success with her debut EP Being as well as her cover on The Saw Doctors‘s single titled “N17”.
We already know that this singular talent is a rising star and we are excited to see where this Afro-Irish girl is going for the year 2021. She has the support of some of her Irish fellows like Graham Norton and Dara Ó’Briain.
Listen to the single here: