Further cementing their position in the scene, Afrobeats twin duo El’Vee mark their first release of 2020 with new single ‘Money’, out 22nd June.
Produced by Tiwezi, ‘Money’ is a high-energy, modern Afrobeats track that combines traditional African rhythms with electronic elements, topped with the pair’s confident vocals. Following last year’s sensual single ‘My Butter’, the track marks the first of three singles planned for release across 2020, with the new music set to reflect the energetic and dynamic character of the El’Vee twins. Shot in Lagos and directed by British-born Nigerian Mr A, the official video for ‘Money’ delivers an honest depiction of the city and the inequalities that it harbours.
“Two imminent problems we must eradicate from the world today are POVERTY and RACISM because their very existence propagates an INJUSTICE that is damaging to the ESSENCE of our HUMANITY”, El’Vee explain.
“With this video we really wanted to highlight the necessity of ‘money’ as a commodity and how the lack of it to build the necessary infrastructures to permeate growth and change, can lead to not just an impoverished society but to a nation characterised by people who are unable to fulfil their true potential.”
Musically, their unique style combines elements of electronic house and Afrobeats to make a sound that appeals to audiences both inside and outside Africa. Based primarily in the UK and periodically visiting Nigeria, the singing duo have explored diverse spaces in their music. Using their platform to showcase their femininity and drive, they hope to encourage and empower other women to chase their dreams and goals.
Setting the tone for a flurry of single releases across 2020, ‘Money’ is an infectious track that represents El’Vee’s broad musical passions.