London-based singer songwriter Azu Yeché pulls on listeners heartstrings with the powerful "Lagos."
The single is to be released via Farmhouse Records on June 4, and it comes on the back of Azu Yeché's 2014 EP 'The Fall', which was championed by BBC Radio 2, BBC London and London Live among others, and led to Azu supporting British Soul veteran Gabrielle on her nationwide tour last year.
Yeché has a fascinating story and you can see that story come to life in "Lagos." Produced by Tony White (Zero 7, BBC Horizons), and putting Azu's distinctive voice and compelling songwriting to the fore, 'Lagos' painfully details the sad biographical story of how Azu had to migrate from Lagos to London at the age of 10, after his brother was stabbed several times in a gruesome attack.
In Azu’s own words, ‘Lagos’ is directly “inspired by my mother’s parting words to me 'I want my child to be better than what I've become', and those are profound words to me”.
Those words from the premise on which 'Lagos' is built, as Azu boldly relives and tackles that moment of his life where everything changes overnight, in very poignant fashion on this new record. You can hear that pain and agony in his distinctive voice and brutally honest storytelling.