Many would remember “This Year” as the song “Zanku” star Zlatan released just after his “4 Nights in Ekhotiebo.” The aforementioned song chronicles his experience in detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The EFCC had arrested and detained Zlatan alongside his pal and fellow musician Naira Marley on suspicion of internet fraud, also called “Yahoo.” Zlatan would gain freedom four days later, prompting the track “4 Nights in Ekhotiebo.”
Where “4 Nights in Ekhotiebo” chronicled Zlatan’s experience in detention, the follow-up track, “This Year,” opens the world of Zlatan’s hopes and aspirations for 2019. This world is actually a grand place. And this is not surprising, given that Zlatan is not one to dream small.
The story of “This Year,” how it was produced and became a groovy jam, is something many have always wanted to know. “This Year” began trending the moment it was released and the track is still buzzing, a groovy jam that could light up the club
But it wasn’t exactly a groovy jam in the beginning – as in before production, as Rexxie, the song’s producer, would reveal in a recent interview.
In the said interview, Rexxie would reveal that Zlatan approached him with the chorus of the song, which he described as emotion-laden. Rexxie’s skills would transform the raw bars into the fire burning on playlists around the world even as I write. Have you got that fire?
By the way, Rexxie is Zlatan’s go-to producer and Naira Marley’s as well.
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