OTH€LLO introduced the future of Afro Fusion with his debut single, SZA 4 NGAZ

OTH€LLO introduced the future of Afro Fusion with his debut single, SZA 4 NGAZ

The Montreal-born, Harlem-based soul singer, OTH€LLO, has made an ethereally dreamy debut with his first official single, SZA 4 NGAZ, which seamlessly blends elements of sensuously ambient RnB with hip-hop verses and Afrobeat rhythmics to indulge the listener in a progressively arrestive aural experience.

Veering from the mellow and saturated in warm delay indie guitar chords in the intro, the single, which celebrates staying true to your roots while practising radical acceptance, evolves right through to the outro, exhibiting OTH€LLO as a dynamically versatile singer-songwriter, who has exactly what it takes to reign supreme with his Afro-Fusionist authenticity.

By borrowing the instrumental from BeatsbyJonas, and recording his vocals at Lounge Studios in NYC, OTH€LLO was primed to make a humbly strong debut when SZA 4 NGAZ hit the airwaves on July 1st.

SZA 4 NGAZ will be followed by the release of the EP, Miss Mayotte, in early September.

For fans of Ayra Star, Burna Boy, and Tems

OTH€LLO said:

“This song is an exploration of how growing my dreads again after cutting my first set was like falling again. It sonically narrates the process of self-love and self-acceptance through a fiercely Afrocentric and sexual perspective.”

Amelia Vandergast, the Executive Editor at A&R Factory said:

“SZA 4 NGAZ is a sublimely promising start to OTH€LLO’s career. His carresively pure gospel-esque vocal lines paired with his down-to-earth lyrical style are enough to kickstart a new revolution in soul.”

A&R Factory

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