Blog October 28, 2021
Wande Coal Invites You To “Come My Way”

Nigerian Afrobeats star Wande Coal returns with his first single of 2021, an earworm called “Come My Way.” Hit play, and let’s talk.

Co-produced by Bruno and Screwface, the song leaves a nice wide open lane right in the middle for Coal’s powerful voice to do its thing. He’s been at this a long time—given the general youth of the Afrobeats scene, Coal’s been delivering hits since many of his peers were starting middle school—and “Come My Way” has that hard-earned feeling of an artist who’s fully in the zone. Though the song feels effortless, Coal is just singing his heart out on it. From the opening melismas to the airy falsettos on the outro, it feels like no phrase is repeated without embellishment or development. You can understand why DJ Tunez, who produced Coal’s 2017 banger “Iskaba,” told The Fader, “Wande is Africa's number one vocalist...talent-wise, he’s that guy.”

No word on whether this single portends a full Wande Coal album or EP, but we do know he’ll be making a rare North American appearance at Afro Nation 2022, as if you needed further incentive to go.

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