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Azu Yeché Speaks His Mind in New Single, “Plastic Life”

By Emma Page

British Nigerian singer, songwriter, and musician Azu Yeché emphasizes the importance of speaking his mind in his new song, “Plastic Life,” released on April 29.

When he was young, Yeché left Nigeria to try chase a better life; now he’s making waves with his music in London, expressing himself through his honest lyrics and music.

This track incorporates aspects from Soul greats like Aretha Franklin and Marvin Gaye with subtle folk and African music influences, as Yeché strives to combine these elements in a unique pop way.

“I really loved recording this song with Boe Weaver and they helped me capture that raw, organic, live sound that marries soul, gospel and blues,” he says.

Listeners are captivated by Yeché’s passionate vocals that capture so much soul, as well as the uplifting background vocals that give off an inherent sense of community and strength.

“’Plastic Life’ was written out of a need to have an honest conversation without fear. It starts out a bit scared to confront the situation but progressively gets more assertive and clear.”

Reaching high registers, Yeché is not afraid to sing out, “But now I’ll speak my mind.”

Yeché has previously earned praise and plays on BBC Radio 1, 2, and 6, as well as support slots with platinum UK artists such as Gabrielle and Lemar. His recent covers have also gained considerable traction, most notably his special cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Respect,” which was featured on her official page recently.

Find “Plastic Life” and more great music on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture Playlist on Spotify

Alchemical Records contributor Emma Page

Emma Page

Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.

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