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Olivia Stock
18 August 2023, 13:06

AMAKA releases Kaytranada-produced EP, ‘Oasis’: Listen

“It’s about feeling yourself and owning your confidence in peak form”

Photo of ANAKA wearing a black bodysuit and red lipstick against a glowing white background

AMAKA has released her debut solo EP, ‘Oasis’, produced by Kaytranada. Check it out below.

Out via Venice Music, the project marks the Lagos-born, California-based producer’s first body of solo work since parting ways from former R&B group, VanJess. ‘Oasis’ was created in collaboration with Canadian tastemaker Kaytranada who solely produced the project, and features R&B vocals alongside upbeat afro-futurist rhythms.

Speaking on the EP, AMAKA said: “An oasis by definition is a place you find and this oasis is one we can all find together; a vibe, an energy and a place people can escape to and let the music takes them into feeling their most confident, free and thriving self. I wrote these songs on the journey to finding that place within myself and I hope listening to Oasis brings people to it too.”

“[‘Cruisin’] was the takeoff, [‘Leave It Behind’] is what led to the take off, and [‘Oasis’] is the final destination,” she shared on the tracklist. “It’s about feeling yourself and owning your confidence in peak form, I hope people can listen and really feel that way even if they might not always.”

AMAKA and Kaytranada first collaborated back in 2019 when the Nigerian singer was performing as part of sister duo, Vanjess. Here she lent vocals to Kaytranada’s single, ‘Taste’, which featured on his GRAMMY-award winning album, ‘BUBBA’. The star-studded LP also featured contributions from Estelle, Pharell Williams, Kali Uchis, SiR, and Mick Jenkins.

Listen to the new ‘Oasis’ EP below.