"The Nigerian singer has the writing and vocal chops to best most of the leading men of Afropop." Pitchfork
Nigerian artist Adekunle Gold has just released his highly anticipated album, Catch Me If You Can via Platoon, marking his fourth studio project.
Symbolizing the space that Gold sees himself in life, Catch Me If You Can encapsulates the sounds of freedom, clarity, and confidence in the person he’s becoming, and centers on the importance of growth, shedding expectations from others, and throwing oneself into the unknown.
With collaborations including Ty Dolla $ign, Stefflon Don, Lucky Daye, Foushee, Davido, Fatoumata Diawara and more, this album solidifies Gold’s place amongst the greats and furthers the evolution of his sound, his songwriting, and his production. Describing the music, Gold himself says it plays as the sound of a happy man and puts forth soulful experiences in love, fatherhood, and understanding.
Says Gold of what the album represents for him in his creative journey: I think of my whole discography as an adventure game. It gets really interesting at every level. This new album is Level 4 of the game. It’s crazy, it’s mind blowing and my understanding of life, what really matters, and who I am is slowly unraveling.
The leading pioneer of the Afropop genre, Gold remains one of the most prolific, popular, and elegant artists to come out of Africa to date. Catch Me If You Can reflects the breadth of natural beauty and dignity of the black experience across art and style that represents Gold’s personality itself: stylish, timeless, and groundbreaking.
Adekunle Gold is a Nigerian born and bred singer-songwriter based between Lagos, Nigeria, and Los Angeles, CA. He gained recognition from his very first release, “Sade,” a love song which sampled instrumentals from One Direction’s “Story of My Life.” Just two weeks after the release of “Sade” on December 19, 2014, Adekunle was contacted by one of Africa’s biggest acts, Olamide, to join his music imprint for two years, YBNL. Since then, Adekunle has released 3 albums: Gold (debuting at #7 on the Billboard World Albums Chart), About 30 (shortlisted for the GRAMMY Best World Album), and AfroPop Vol 1 with the global hit record “Okay” and “Something Different.” He has amassed 7.6M followers on Instagram, 2.3M followers on Twitter, and 540k followers on Youtube.
AGENT: Darren James-Thomas