Aadae gives bad romance the spin on ‘Carousel Horses’

When a rela­tion­ship turns into a mer­ry-go-round of ruin, you know it’s time to get off. Aadae’s newest sin­gle, ‘Carousel Hors­es’, is about just that.

Set to a soft bed of choral vocals and what sounds like a tip­py-toe xylo­phone rhythm, Aadae sings about the cycli­cal rep­e­ti­tion of a pre­vi­ous relationship.

Aadae describes ‘Carousel Hors­es’ as “rep­re­sent­ing that sink­ing feel­ing when every­thing appears to be mov­ing but you feel real­ly stuck and sta­t­ic – it’s like you are rid­ing a burn­ing carousel with no pause but­ton… I guess it’s always fun in the begin­ning but then even­tu­al­ly all the lights burn out”.

No stranger to  Aadae, who was born in Nige­ria and raised in Peck­ham, draws from her years spent lis­ten­ing to high life and Afrobeat.

Her music dis­plays a sim­i­lar flair for sub­tly as Szjer­dene, albeit with a more pop edge.

Ear­li­er this year she released ‘Just Found Out’. Her song ‘Riv­er of Tears’, the high­light of her well-received Agape EP, shows off the catchy Afrobeat akin to Tkay Maid­za, Kelela, and Eno Williams (Ibibio Sound Machine).

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