‘Wayne Snow creates music for the soul’ (COLORS); Figurine LP out now
Wayne Snow, a Nigerian-born, Paris-raised, now Berlin-based neo soul artist,today releases his most ambitious project yet,Figurine, via Roche Musique (Darius, FKJ and Crayon). Listen to the stunning, soulful album in full HERE and watch his recent captivating performance of the title track for COLORS HERE.
Across Figurine’s ten tracks, Wayne Snow deftly weaves neo soul, alt pop, R&B, and hints of jazz into a mesmerizing blend. Produced by Crayon and also featuring acclaimed jazz-guitarist, Oscar Jerome, Snow’s music is studied and stylish, passages of calm giving way to vivid bursts of energy and color. About the album, Snow shares, “We hide behind these figurines, and we let them dominate. Who is the real you? We’re constantly running after an ideal, because we’re afraid to face reality. We’re afraid to see things for what they are. Ultimately, we’re trying to escape death… we cannot deal with the idea of ourselves as dying beings. These masks we wear are our attempt to postpone the inevitable.”
Over the last few years, Snow has been spreading warmth and his unique creative vision across the globe together with Roche Musique and highly acclaimed collaborators such as FKJ, Darius, Max Graef, and more, while garnering praise for his angelic voice, emotive tracks, and striking visuals from the likes of NPR Music, OkayAfrica, Afropunk, Resident Advisor, XLR8R, and more. Led by acclaimed art director Travys Owen, the vision for Wayne Snow’s videos for “Seventy,” “Nina,” and Figurine as a whole were executed by a tight-knit creative team who have previously worked with the likes of The Roots, Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, Burna Boy, and more.
Three years in the making, Wayne Snow’s Figurine is a conceptual, personal work of depth and reflection, one that critically considers humanity’s obsession with masks and our creation of avatars. Written across Berlin and Paris, and inspired as much by nature and the work of social psychologist Erich Fromm as the music of Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade, it’s a record based around a simple question – “Who is the real you?” – and led Snow to explore rebirth, individuality, and our obsession with social media. Love and our increasing sense of alienation are deconstructed, as is the reality of modern-day relationships, and intertwined with all this is Snow’s Nigerian heritage, and the deep sense of pride and admiration he feels towards his country of birth.
Figurine by Wayne Snow is out now, buy/stream it here.
2. Silly Games
7. Number One
8. The Thrill
10. Magnetic ft. Oscar Jerome
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