Nigerian born, London-raised singer-songwriter Ozonna is well-versed in the art of musical rhetoric.
Armed with a new take on infectious pop productions and a signature velvety vocal cadence, the unique talent’s growing catalogue has seen millions of streams since his arrival onto the scene in 2014. Now returning to the spotlight with a golden offering for the warmer months ‘Take It Slow’, Ozonna delivers a genre-defying sound that effortlessly ignites the summer season.
"The London-raised artist is catchy, eclectic and possesses the self-assuredness and self-assertiveness one tends to see and hear only in prodigies" Devon Jackson
Having created a sound that resembles a transformative potion of wondrously alternative pop sounds and echoes of afro, jazz and amapiano toplines, the master of alchemy has stirred up some magic yet again. By fusing the perfect melodic flares with mellow instrumental tones and seamlessly integrating them, Ozonna’s latest offering lends itself to a listening experience that envelopes its listener in a dreamlike, euphoric moment.
‘Take It Slow’ manifests as an upbeat, dreamy composition demanding groovy sax, tantalising guitar riffs and creative ear candy complemented by an effortlessly intoxicating topline. As the signature topline borrows the sinuous rhythms of jazz, fans are carried by an amapiano groove with sensitive ears being sure to prickle. Fusing teasing builds with Ozonna’s superbly smooth vocal, the uptempo, summery track is bound to get stuck in your head as the talent takes a deep dive into the sound of desire.
With a natural propensity for creating genre-defying bodies of work, this versatility is very much reflective of Ozonna’s personality and naturally, the ever-shifting emotions of his listeners. Entering a new era, with a sharp focus on creating feel-good excellence, the icon in the making envisions a multitude of creative influences interlocking to create a pure, unadulterated sonic experience.
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