By Yusef Taylor, @FlexDan_YT
Gambian Artist Singjay KS is about to release his brand-new Extended Play (EP) “Sweetest Taboo” named after his widely successful song of the same title released in 2018. The multilingual artist is one of the very few in the Gambia that sings fluently in English and French, as well as local Gambian languages such as Wolof and Mandinka. Singjay KS’ upcoming EP features some of the biggest Gambian artists such as Say’hu, Attack, Talibeh Izzy, and Tee.
Signed to GSC Records under the management of International UK-Based Producer Malang Fatty, Singjay KS is set to take the Gambian music scene by storm this October 2021. His soothing style which infuses a contemporary blend of Afro-beats, Afro-swing and Hip hop is sure to appeal to fans of all ages.,
Fans and new listeners can listen to a preview of this impressive EP which will be available on all streaming and download sites such as Spotify, Apple Music, Audiomack etc on October 8th 2021. Available for listening right now on Apple Music is track number one titled “Heart Broken”. In this track, KS sings about the demise of his father the late Baba Jobe and the impact it had on his family. https://music.apple.com/gb/album/sweetest-taboo-ep/1587447964
KS’ Sweetest Taboo EP is set to be launched in a mega-concert at Jama Hall on 16th October 2021 featuring some of the biggest Gambian artists. Having completed his Schools meet and greet tour, we had a chat with KS about his upcoming event and his journey so far in music.
Flex Dan: What type of music, artists and genre has influenced your music?
Singjay KS: I was influenced by music from a variety of artists and genres however, the main ones are Burna Boy, Jay Hus, Drake, Travis Scott and Lil Durk. I also listen to a lot of other artists that are on top. I love Afro-beats and Afro-swing but I also do listen to Ndaga and Youssou Ndour. That is what inspired one of my recent songs “Poucherou”.
FD: When did you start making music and what has been your biggest song so far?
KS: I started music in 2018 and my biggest song was Sweetest Taboo. Everybody loved that song that’s why I had to name the EP after it even though it was just a promo song. But it’s also part of the EP now.
FD: What can the fans look forward to at your album launch on October 16th?
KS: I want to tell my fans to prepare. There’s going to be 14 songs on the EP and two bonus tracks. So, I need the fans to get ready because I promise all the songs are hit songs with fire that all my fans will love. I really appreciate the support of all the fans from day one and the new listeners. There is a song in this EP for every type of listener. I’m relying on your continued support.
FD: Anything you want to add about your upcoming album and doing music in The Gambia?
KS: All I have right now is to tell my people that I’m here and real music is coming out. I also want to thank my entire management team, friends, family and everyone who believe in me. This is just the beginning and a very little tip of the iceberg. All the producers and Musicians that contributed to this project worldwide and everyone who made it possible one way or the other, I thank you too. The industry is changing and Gambians are becoming more and more supportive. We love you all and thank you for your endless support.