A Fusion of "Freeky" Flavors Hits the U.S.A.
Freeky’s new singles, “Icecream Man,” and “Take My Breath Away,” showcase his reggae-based blend of soul, pop, hip-hop, and dancehall.
“A sweeping triumph and bound to cross over into the mainstream airwaves.”
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, APRIL 20th, 2018 - The U.S.A. is about to get a taste of two tantalizing tracks from rising South African reggae and pop artist Olihile Afrika - better known as “Freeky.” His two latest singles are “You Take My Breath Away” and “Icecream Man.” The songs showcase Olihile’s inherent ability to blend soul, hip-hop, and dancehall into a reggae-based style with crossover appeal. One could call these tunes a fusion of “Freeky” flavors.
“You Take My Breath Away” and “Icecream Man” are the first two songs to release fromFreeky’s upcoming sophomore album release. The new project is a follow-up to his successful 2015 full-length Love Stories offering. Freeky explains the two self-penned compositions, “As always, I leave room for the listener to interpret my compositions. I want to tap into the listener's circumstance at the time.
Freeky’s latest offerings stem from a musical development that began in early childhood and the many years he’s spent working within a multitude of genres. In 2006, as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Freeky joined the legendary band Ntjapedi. Along the way, Freeky has performed with such A-List African acts as Salif Keita and Bongo Riot as well as recorded with the likes ofSizzla and Leftside.
The uplifting, pop and reggae-infused ballad, “You Take My Breath Away,” has been well received by both radio and critics in South Africa - as well as in the U.K.- where it's called, “... no ordinary reggae song,” by Niche Records. The second offering, “Icecream Man,” with its upbeat, hip-hop and funky feel gives insight into how Freeky’s songwriting skill set can instantly morph into a new musical mode.
Since 2007 Freeky has spent almost a decade honing his solo career and pushing the creative envelope of his reggae style. Now in 2018, along with the help of his indie label, Dreaded Sounds a whole new side of the world is about to taste the “Freeky,” funky flavors of “Icecream Man” and “You Take My Breath Away.”
Tel: +27 76 674 3210
Tel: +27 76 674 3210