Fireboy DML, a brilliant Afrobeats singer from Nigeria, claims that his upcoming studio album, Playboy, is all about him accepting his rockstar status.
The artist claimed that the “Playboy” album shows him as a more experienced performer who has evolved from a naïve lover boy to a playboy who is no longer unfamiliar with women, fame, fortune, and success.
Fireboy revealed that the album represents him coming out of his shell and mindset to realize who he is at last – a superstar. He is signed to Nigeria’s YBNL Nation and America’s Empire.
In a conversation with NME, Fireboy suggested the appropriate word for “Playboy” is “development.” I’ve changed from being this young, native lover boy to this [playboy], he continued.
He said, “in 2019, when I was that loving boy, I was new to my life experiences, encounters with women, and new to fame, money, success – and this all appeared in the songs, naturally. The song was so vulnerable, which is why people loved it. When 2020 arrived, I had become into a superstar and a large guy.
The 26-year-old musician claimed that creating “Peru,” his international breakthrough song that was remixed with British renowned musician Ed Sheeran, changed his perspective on the “Playboy” album.
Making Peru absolutely altered my perspective for this album, and I thought to myself, “Yo! You must leave your comfort zone and your frame of thinking. Come out and play, and accept who you are. That is the origin of the name “Playboy.” Just me, doing what I do best as a superstar.
I’m finally accepting who I am: accept the fact that my life has altered. One thing hasn’t changed: love songs. I believe that Afrobeats would not exist without love songs, however the love songs on this album aren’t gooey or sentimental.
They are written in a straightforward manner. It’s a direct-to-the-point record with a different flavor. Very cogent and Afrocentric, but also very jovial. I’m eager to release it, he said.