Multiple award-winning group Sauti Sol have returned with their fifth studio album, ‘Midnight Train’, released Friday under Universal Music Africa.
The 13-track album takes the listener through the journey of life, embracing the trials and tribulations that come with it.
The title track “Midnight Train”, produced by Andre Harris (Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Jill Scott), is a representation of the boy band’s never-say-die attitude. The song, according to a press release sent to eDaily, is about their hustle and the effort they have put into their career, burning the midnight oil.
“We’ve had an amazing journey so far and it’s like an ever moving train. Each time we make it to a destination we realize the road doesn’t stop there. We continue to better ourselves and look forward to bringing our fans along with us as we grow,” said member Chimano.
With many accolades, awards and global recognition, Sauti Sol has been soaring high, offering 4 critically acclaimed singles ahead of the album’s release.
The release of the rhythmic love jam ‘Suzanna’ set the stage for the album. ‘Disco Matanga’ featuring South Africa’s fast rising star Sho Madjozi and Black Motion enticed fans as the lead song from Netflix’s ‘Queen Sono’.
The uplifting ‘Brighter Days’ featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir gave hope at the beginning of the world pandemic and ‘Insecure’, their most recent release, explores the fear and insecurity that lies deep within.
“Singing in Swahili, Luhya, Luo and English, Sauti Sol prides themselves on storytelling as an East African tradition that permeates music from that region and this is what has kept them relevant with audiences across the world and earned them so many accolades along the way,” read the press release.
Midnight Train Track list:
- Midnight Train
- Feel My Love
- Brighter Days ft. Soweto Gospel Choir
- Nenda Lote
- Set Me Free (Interlude)
- My Everything ft.India Arie
- Wake Up ft. Mortimer
- Rhumba Japani ft.Kaskazini, Bensoul, Xenia, Nviiri the Storyteller, Okello Max, NHP
- Disco Matanga (Yambakhana) ft. Black Motion & Sho Madjozi