After a long run delivering impressive joints in the music scene, Candy Bleakz returns with a project aptly called the ‘Fire‘ EP. Her statement is very clear – she is ready to finally ready to let the world hear her out with the release of this project further projecting her place in the music industry.
The 6-track project is a blend of distinct, vibrant sounds that show Candy’s versatility and her newly found street house sound. It is a clear display of Candy’s sonic growth since her first single, ‘Owo Osu‘.
The tape features the two lead singles from the project ‘Red‘ and the acclaimed street favourite ‘Tikuku‘. Alongside ‘Dragon‘ and ‘Water‘, these songs are exciting upbeat songs that borrow from the buzzing Naija-tinged Amapiano sounds alongside memorable lyrics and melodies. In these records, Candy self-appraises her personality re-emphasizing her confidence in her sound and her relevance in the Industry. In ‘Atenu‘, she lauds the everyday hustle of the average Nigerian who does anything to make ends meet and on ‘Sango‘, she goes back to her hip hop roots, and delivers bars in Yoruba language, on a trap-infused record. She chants, “Sango! Ina wa lenu mi (I’ve got fire in my mouth)” indicating that like the ancient Yoruba deity Sango she spits fire on every track; and she backs that heavily with this project.
Speaking on this project Candy Bleakz says, “It’s been a long time coming. I’ve worked so hard trying to finetune my sound while keeping it fresh with the usual energy that is expected from a Candy track. The project is fun and will definitely make people dance.” When she was asked what she wanted to say to her Dragons, a nickname she calls her fans, she said, “I love my fans, this is for them, for riding with me so far on my journey, each track on this project is special and memorable.”
The Fire EP is a unique blend of several genres and styles of music put together that compliments Candy Bleakz’s sound and high tempo. Listen here.