Welcome to Re-Upped, Audiomack’s new editorial series dedicated to spotlighting the best and hottest new songs across genres and across the globe. For a playlist of all Re-Upped selections, click here. Enjoy the vibes.
Nigeria’s Fireboy DML is obsessed with legacy. Debuting three years ago with “Jealous,” Fireboy has gone on to the forefront of Nigeria’s shapeshifting Afropop scene. Between 2020’s APOLLO and his 2019 debut Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, Fireboy has set his sights on evocative introspection.
“Peru” is Fireboy’s latest offering and it sees the Hometown Hero folds into silky production, which nicely underscores his series of flexes. “Peru” presents the illusion of hazy easy listening, but Fireboy bubbles up above the patter of light chords to puff his chest out and establish himself as a force.