South London Folk & Soul singer Azu Yeché delivers his latest single ‘Gone Are The Days’ alongside scenic Lagos-shot visuals, which are reminiscent of his childhood days in Lagos. ‘Gone Are The Days’ is a toe-tapping single that sits on a soft and soothing beat, all while supporting Azu’s impressive vocals.
Cutting between shots of Azu playing the guitar to postcard-worthy scenes of the singer’s hometown, ‘Gone Are The Days’ is already Azu’s most-viewed video on YouTube and continues to put him on the map as one of Nigeria’s leading folk singers.
Speaking about the inspiration behind ‘Gone Are The Days, Azu Yeché says, “The song is about approaching adulthood and realizing you have to stand on your own and face the challenges and pressures that life brings. Realising that you now have to face all the things you pushed aside for tomorrow. It touches on that sentiment, and almost romanticises the innocence that usually comes with being a child – in particular, Fred and I spoke about how my life as a child in Lagos was so much simpler, compared to the hustle of London and adulthood. Having also lost my father earlier in the year, this song proved a huge reality check, as well as a balm in trying times”.
With a career that spans over 5 years, Azu Yeché has racked up a healthy discography, working with a variety of household names including R&B legend Lemar and super producer Fred Cox, who has produced music for the likes of Rag n Bone Man, Janelle Monae and more.
‘Gone Are The Days’ follows on from the vibrant record ‘Broken Circle’ and comes ahead of Azu Yeché upcoming album Soul Afrikanah Part II, which is set to be released on August 11 via his indie label Farmhouse Records.
With such a unique voice, Azu Yeché is already to be a household name for the ever-growing sound of soulful folk music coming out of Nigeria, as we patiently wait for Azu’s upcoming project it’ll be refreshing to see what’s next for the talented singer-songwriter.