Today, Young Paris is premiering African Vogue, a full-length project co-produced by Ben Bronfman. It’s 10 tracks maintain a dancefloor-ready pace, driven by rumbling bass, crisp synths sounds, and rhythms that indeed span geography. And when Young Paris’s vocals come in, on songs like “Armed” and “Grow,” you’ll know exactly what I mean: the influences are many, but the result is wholly singular.
“African Vogue symbolizes the influence we Africans have on pop culture and touches on parts on my life being African in America. We all see this wave of African influence pushing more and more into contemporary lifestyle, clubs, and radio to say least,” he told The FADER over email. “It’s wild ’cause growing up we were laughed at, and now we’re being praised. This tape is all about that praise.”