South London’s Omo Frenchie comes back into the fray with a new sound. With that brand new sound comes a brand new video, as he takes inspiration from French artist MHD’s ‘Afro Trap’, for his latest track “Afro Drill“.
As you can guess, Omo Frenchie has taken elements from both Drill and Afrobeats to create something the sounds sonically different to what we’re used to. The track switches between straight up Drill and thick Afrobeats-esque production in the choruses, whilst carrying the tempo throughout. Not to mention Congo-born Frenchie tossing a hot 16 in French.
Directed by Defenders Ent, the vibrant music video further pushes the Drill/Afrobeats crossover, where local street backdrops are littered with troop style Afrobeats dance routines.
With UK Drill being vilified by the media at present, “Afro Drill” acts as somewhat of a celebration, as Frenchie’s approach is to use Drill as a positive force, both through the lyrics and also by utilising the irresistible dance element of Afrobeats.
“Afro Drill was designed to bring a more fun to drill music and remove any talk of gang or violent influence.”