Global music sensation and Nigerian pop star, Joeboy, is back with a fresh single, ‘Only God Can Save Me,’ and an exciting announcement about his upcoming EP. It has only been five months since the release of his highly-praised sophomore album, ‘Body & Soul,’ which garnered over three billion total streams, but Joeboy is showing no signs of slowing down.
In addition to the new single, the award-winning musician is thrilled to reveal the impending launch of his sophomore EP, ‘Body, Soul & Spirit.’ This EP is set to arrive on November 17 via emPawa Africa, marking his second project of 2023.
As the title suggests, ‘Body, Soul & Spirit’ picks up where ‘Body & Soul’ left off, offering a compelling contrast to his recently released album. Building on the emotional undertones of the final track on ‘Body & Soul,’ ‘Halle,’ in which Joeboy grapples with inner turmoil and seeks solace in God and family, the lead single of the new EP, ‘Only God Can Save Me,’ continues this introspection.
Produced by Debo.x, ‘Only God Can Save Me’ is a heartfelt track that embodies the age-old adage, ‘Let go and let God.’ Set against moody synths, somber piano arrangements, and haunting drum patterns, Joeboy delves deep into the understanding that humans are imperfect and can sometimes leave us feeling let down.
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When he found himself let down by those around him, Joeboy turned to a higher power for comfort and guidance, underscoring the belief that ‘Only God Can Save Me.’ Stemming from a place of raw vulnerability, the song vividly illustrates Joeboy’s revelations about the fleeting nature of human relationships and the undeniable need for divine intervention.
During a period that challenged his beliefs and perspectives, ‘Only God Can Save Me’ encapsulates the sense of isolation that many people encounter. It underscores the idea that in moments of profound despair, one can find solace only in the divine.
With its moody yet poignant tone, ‘Only God Can Save Me’ seamlessly sets the thematic foundation for the ‘Body, Soul & Spirit’ EP. The solitude Joeboy experienced while creating this song, with just him, a microphone, and a pen, adds an authentic layer that makes it a deeply resonant and evocative piece for listeners.
Through this single, Joeboy offers a glimpse into his journey through a emotionally charged phase, serving as a cornerstone for the entire EP’s narrative.