Breakout Nigerian artist, songwriter, award-winning producer, and multi-instrumentalist Pheelz is here to heat up your summer with the sunny Electricity, featuring fellow genre-blurring Nigerian star Davido.
The cut follows Pheelz’s breakthrough, Finesse, and builds on the feel-good fusion of pop sounds he’s explored in all his music so far.
Electricity showcases the Lagos artist’s preternatural gift for making massive hooks feel low-key, relaxed, and, most importantly, emotional.
"Electricity is about a boy in the darkness who has a light inside of him and just wants to shine. It's a motivational song with undertones of sadness. I hope the lyrics resonate with everyone out there going through dark times...going through life's dark valleys. I hope they are encouraged to turn on their lights and vibrate on another frequency to the record," said Pheelz.
All of that is reflected in the TG Omori-directed video, which finds the collaborators in a series of luxe, colorful, and ultimately thrilling locations. Pheelz chills in a café filled with motorcycles and women, then meets up with Davido in what looks like an ice cavern equipped with a hot tub, before the two wind up performing in the midst of a crowded club, flanked by dancers.
“Life is not that deep, it’s all about the energy,” Pheelz declares over warm synths and fluttering drums. “You know everything I do is nobody else’s concern.” His floaty delivery, paired with the breezy production and Davido’s fluid vocals make this the perfect anthem for late nights in the year’s warmest months.
2022 has been an exciting year for Pheelz, who has made the most of every opportunity that has come his way since the massive success of Finesse, which established him as one of his home country’s most gifted producers and songwriters, as well as an international star on the rise.
He recently performed a dazzling set at Essence Fest’s Afrobeats After Dark party in New Orleans and made his US television debut with a performance of “Finesse” on NBC’s Late Show with Seth Meyers. Pheelz was also the first Afrobeats Artist to Perform at the BET Awards Pre-Show, where he earned a 2022 nomination for Best New International Act.
Now with Electricity, Pheelz cements his status as one of Nigeria’s most exciting crossover artists and delivers a track that’ll no doubt be on repeat at parties all summer long.