Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML, renowned for his award-winning talent, has made a triumphant return with his first single of the year, titled "Someone."
The track delves into the intricate dynamics of romance when experienced as an in-demand music artist. Departing from his former 'playboy' persona, Fireboy exposes a vulnerable side, wearing his emotions on his sleeve and immersing himself in the depths of love. With heartfelt lyrics and Fireboy's signature vocals, "Someone" strikes the perfect balance between tenderness and an irresistible urge to let loose and dance like nobody's watching.
In the accompanying music video, expertly produced by Bruno Marin, Fireboy introduces his newfound love interest to his bandmates, friends, and crew backstage before a show in Warsaw, Poland. Against the backdrop of his European tour, the visuals showcase the blossoming love story as Fireboy's partner accompanies him through countless rehearsals, performances, backstage moments, and even life on the tour bus. The video encapsulates the exhilarating yet challenging 'rockstar lifestyle' that Fireboy leads as a musician on the road. Both the lyrics and visuals portray the couple's journey through the highest highs and lowest lows, while Fireboy grapples with his commitment to music, love, happiness, and the pursuit of balance amidst a fast-paced lifestyle.
Fireboy DML, hailed as the 'future' of Afrobeats, burst onto the Nigerian music scene in 2019 with the re-release of his breakout single "Jealous." Since then, he has captivated audiences with his unique style and lyrical storytelling. His debut album, "Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps," achieved remarkable success, topping the Nigerian charts for over 12 weeks and accumulating over 100 million streams. Fireboy's sophomore project, "Apollo," garnered critical acclaim, including an impressive rating of 8.3 from Pitchfork. With his latest album, "Playboy," Fireboy embraced a self-assured bad boy persona, earning positive reviews and showcasing his versatility as an artist.
Having been nominated for several awards, including the BET Awards and the NAACP Image Awards, Fireboy DML continues to push the boundaries of Afrobeats and solidify his position as one of the genre's leading talents. His ability to reinvent himself while staying true to his roots sets him apart in the fast-rising global Afrobeats scene.
With "Someone," Fireboy DML invites listeners into a world where love and music intertwine, providing a glimpse into his personal journey of self-discovery, emotional vulnerability, and the pursuit of an authentic connection. As his star continues to rise, Fire.