Nigerian R&B songwriter, vocalist and producer Praiz has released a smooth, romantic new single ‘Love You Better’. Alongside the lead single, he released his third studio album ‘Reckless’ on 18th March. Stream his new album, featuring fifteen varied tracks, on Spotify now.
‘Love You Better’ is a Gospelondebeatz production featuring bouncy percussion under Praiz’s silky vocals. The result is an Afrobeat sound fused with modern R&B. Lyrically, Priaz explores the idea of being devoted to his love and wishing for those feelings to be reciprocated. He promises ‘I can treat you better’, offering support ‘Wanna be the one you can run to.’ Listen to the track on Priaz’s YouTube channel here.
Priaz described his intention in creating ‘Reckless’ as wanting “[…] to make global sounds that appeal to the Gen Z and also the Millennials! The idea of time when you’re listening to certain songs […] it’s like ‘are people going to still jam to this in twenty years?’ I was thinking about […] timelessness as I created the music that would make up my third album, which traverses both genre and era. There are hints of eighties maximalist pop, contemporary R&B next to traditional soul, kizomba and Afrobeat.”
Over the course of his career, Praiz has collaborated with major artists including Burna Boy, Wizkid, Sardokie and Stonebwoy. Watch the official music video for his 2019 track ‘Me and You’, featuring Sarkodie below.
Labelled by Clash as ‘one of the new icons in Nigerian R&B’, Praiz is an artist to keep an eye on as he continues to grow.
Stay up to date with Praiz by following him on Instagram. He has been sharing more insight into his new album ‘Reckless’ and enjoying its reception.