Afrobeats artist RaysMuzik’s “8EEN” is a tender tribute to long-term romance

This London-based singer knows how to make things work.

November 15, 2017

"8EEN" from Londoner RaysMuzik is a syrupy love song that pays tribute to the couples who have a long history together. Over a lilting beat from J Hus and Belly Squad producer JoshuaBeatzz, RaysMuzik sings about a girl he always calls "when I'm feeling blue." The charismatic vocalist adds R&B, reggae and pop influences to the straight Afrobeats sound he has shown on his previous singles, making "8EEN" fit perfectly with the Afro-Trap sound blowing up in the U.K. right now.

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Speaking to The FADER about "8EEN," RaysMuzik said: “This record is about that special woman I wish for in my life, that one special person who has never let me down. I appreciate how rare long-term relationships can be these days, and this is just my ode to staying together, through thick and thin."

Hit play on the "8EEN" video above.

Thumbnail image courtesy of Aworon Photography.

Afrobeats artist RaysMuzik’s “8EEN” is a tender tribute to long-term romance