4th September, 2021
Nigerian singer-songwriter, John Ighodaro, professionally known as Johnny Drille, has finally dropped his highly anticipated debut album “Before We Fall Asleep”.
The Mavin Records artiste released the body of work in the early hours of Friday.
The 14-track project enlists music stars like Styl-Plus, legendary R&B group; Don Jazzy, Ladipoe, Ayra Starr, Chylde, Lagos Community Choir, and Chillsoul.
The project, which draws largely from a blend of American country sound and Afropop, includes tracks like ‘My Kind of Brown’, ‘Loving is harder’, ‘Ludo’, ‘Ova’, ‘Odo’, ‘Driving in the Rain’, ‘Before I Let Go’, ‘In the light’, ‘Clocks’, ‘Lies(To Whom It May Concern)’, ‘Lost in the Rhythm’, ‘Sweet as a mother’s Love’, ‘Sister’, and ‘Sell my Soul’.
When Drille announced the album on his Instagram page, he wrote that, “My debut album is now 9 days away. I’ve never been this excited. I hope you’re as excited as I am 🧡 Sept 3, we feast.”
A day before release, he wrote that “My first ever album is out at midnight and I can’t describe how surreal this feels. I’ve waited for this moment for a long time, I hope you share in my happiness and excitement. We’re counting down just before midnight, join my IG Live!
“Let’s make magic BEFORE WE FALL ASLEEP. JD”
Last month, the singer dropped a visual teaser for the project, which saw two men subjecting him to intense beating that left several scars on his body amid his sober reflection.
Drille started his journey in the music scene when he featured as a contestant on the sixth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2013. In 2015, he came through with a cover of ‘Awww’ by Dija, a Nigerian singer, who later turned into a label mate.
His unique sound caught the attention of Don Jazzy, CEO of Mavin Records, and he signed with the foremost record label in 2017.
Listen to BEFORE WE FALL ASLEEP’ BY JOHNNY DRILLE‘.