Kenyan afro-pop band, Sauti Sol, is gearing up to drop their 5th Studio album ‘Midnight Train’ in June 2020.
The boy band is composed of vocalists Bien-Aimé Baraza, Willis Chimano and Savara Mudigi and this will be their first major-label record with Universal Music Africa.
Recorded between Los Angeles, California, Johannesburg, South Africa and hometown Nairobi, Kenya, MIDNIGHT TRAIN demonstrates the bands songwriting and producing skills with electric energy and new rhythms.
The album’s theme is centered around enjoying the journey of life but also embracing the hustles and the trials that come with it.
Special and notable features on the album include American singer and songwriter, India.Arie on sensual track “My Everything,” and Burna Boy guest appears on “Time Flies.” “Disco Matanga (Yambakhana),” the official soundtrack to Netflix’s first African Original series Queen Sono, is the most recent collaborative release to come in the form of Sho Madjozi and Black Motion.
“There is a lot of maturity in the album. We have come of age and we express how people should perceive us freely after 11 years as professional singers. Every song speaks to an issue that is relatable to everyone,” Sauti Sol’s guitarist, producer, and composer Polycarp Otieno aka Fancy Fingers.
The song reaffirms that one should not be weary or in despair but focus on the promise of brighter days. The accompanying video, directed by Ofentse Mwase (OM Films), was shot in South Africa in Johannesburg’s historic main studio, Downtown Music Hub.
Sauti Sol Midnight Train Album Tracklist:-
1. Sauti Sol – Intro
2. Sauti Sol – Midnight Train
3. Sauti Sol – Insecure
4. Sauti Sol – Feel My Love
5. Sauti Sol – Brighter Days Ft. Soweto Gospel Choir
6. Sauti Sol – Nenda Lote
7. Sauti Sol – Suzanna
8. Sauti Sol – Set Me Free (Interlude)
9. Sauti Sol – My Everything Ft. India.Arie
10. Sauti Sol – Wake Up Ft. Mortimer
11. Sauti Sol – Sober
12. Sauti Sol – Rhumba Japani
13. Sauti Sol – Disco Matanga (Yambakhana) Ft. Sho Madjozi & Black Motion
— SAUTI SOL (@sautisol) April 17, 2020