Teni Drops Her Hotly Anticipated Sophomore Album ’TEARS OF THE SUN’

By @MasechabaKganyapa on 11/17/2023 in Projects You Should Hear

Following a string of hit singles, one of the most unique and exciting voices on the scene Teni is back with her hotly anticipated new album ‘TEARS OF THE SUN’, out today, November 17th via Platoon.

The 16-track LP sees the Afro-pop star expanding her sound in celebratory style, from the feel good song ‘LANKE’ produced by Blaisebeatz (Wizkid, Davido, Asake, Ty Dolla Sign), to the megahit ‘NO DAYS OFF’, which is already approaching four million streams and named one of Rolling Stone’s Best Songs of 2023 So Far. Elsewhere, album opener and focus track ‘YBGFA (Young Black Girl From Africa)’ is a moving autobiographical tale of Teni’s roots, setting the tone for the LP with delicate piano and sublime vocal melodies.

Alongside Teni’s stunning vocal talents, sunny funk guitars and blissed-out synth arrangements fill out TEARS OF THE SUN, an album which ranges from sultry numbers like ‘DEVIL DANCE’, to uptempo dance tunes like ‘CONTROL’ and recent single ‘MALAIKA’, and moving ballads like atmospheric album closer ‘HOW’. Boasting production credits from the likes of Blaisebeats, Rymez, Debonair Dessy, Kukbeat, Yung Willis, Extremebetz and many more, this is a sprawling masterpiece of uplifting Afropop.

“Life is a beautiful journey of ups, downs, highs and lows, however in the midst of all of it, I’m grateful to be a vessel in this world”, Teni says. "TEARS OF THE SUN has taught me about life and has brought many blessings. Life is for the living, people come and people go but remember your time around the sun will surely come, and mine is here and here to stay.”

Teni’s new release campaign follows the success of last year’s ‘MAITAMA (Going)’, a head-turning collaboration with Mayorkun, Ch’cco and the late Costa Titch, and a recent rework of Bob Marley & The Wailers classic ‘Three Little Birds with Oxlade. Earlier this year, Teni also made her debut on COLORS, featured on Stormzy’s latest album 'This Is What I Mean' and has previously collaborated with Wizkid and Davido.

Stream 'TEARS OF THE SUN' by Teni below:



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