JAE5 is an English-Ghanaian producer who helped bring Afrobeats into the pop world's broader pallet thanks to his music with J Hus. In March 2021, he shared "Dimension," ennlisting Afrobeat star Rema and grime lord Skepta for a track that tried nobly to groove away its own trauma. It was a strong tune, and today he drops its follow-up "Propellor" featuring acclaimed English rapper Dave and BNXN, a songwriter based in Nigeria.
When a JAE5 song is operating at its best, the production and the artists are in perfect sync and a different pairing becomes unimaginable. That's the case with "Propellor," where you're immediately hit with how well JAE5's strobing, dampened synths match BNXN's Don Toliver-esque vocals, oaky and passionate. Dave is also in fine form in his verses, dodging treachery and preparing for war while giving thanks for everything he's worked hard for. Hear the song in the music video, streaming above.