Africa’s hottest rising music star Tyla has released her alluring new single, ‘Water’. An ultra-smooth mood-setter, ‘Water’ is a refreshing blend of Amapiano and Afrobeats with sensual R&B, essential for every summer playlist. Listen HERE.
Having premiered the song live to an adoring crowd at Afronation, Tyla’s much-anticipated new single further positions her as one of the continent’s most exciting new talent.
‘Water’ is produced by GRAMMY-nominated British producer and songwriter, Sammy Soso, who has worked with Wizkid and KSI. It’s co-written by Corey Marlon Lindsay-Keay (who worked on Tyla’s last single ‘Girl Next Door’ with Ayra Starr), Ari PenSmith (Beyoncé), Sammy Soso, and Mocha.
The range of influences on ‘Water’ and ‘Girl Next Door’ signify the versatility of Tyla’s style and capabilities; always staying true to her South African roots as she fuses polished vocal melodies with Afrobeats and Amapiano rhythm, creating a fresh take on the current Amapiano fever spreading globally.
2023 continues to be a milestone year forTyla, who has been tipped by i-D, NME, PAPER Magazine, CLASH and more. Following the release of her sizzling hit ‘Been Thinking’ in January, she opened for Chris Brown on the European leg of his Under The Influence Tour, which included five dates at London’s O2 Arena. While on the road, she made her Fashion Week debut in Milan, sitting front row at the Dolce & Gabbana show next to Kim Kardashian. She also recently released her collaboration with Major Lazer and Major League DJz ‘Ke Shy’.
Tyla’s music pushes boundaries. Infused with her vibrant personality, her songs offer an innovative take on pop and R&B, shimmering with the euphoria of South African amapiano, and an otherworldly approach to production that makes every track feel like something totally new. The Johannesburg native introduced herself internationally with her debut ‘Getting Late’ featuring Kooldrink, and ’To Last’, her new singles via Epic Records, push her artistry forward and solidify her versatility as she bounds toward her goal. But despite her big dreams, Tyla is doing her best to remain carefree. She never anticipated that ‘Getting Late’ would permeate beyond South Africa, much less reach the U.S., but realised something was happening when people all over the world were making TikToks to the song, eventually resulting in millions of streams. Tyla’s emotionally rich music began when she was just 12, penning songs in her diary, which led to writing and singing more seriously as a high schooler. Ever since, she’s been guided by her intuition, which has her primed to build out her fan base and maximise her reach. She’s focused on the year ahead, performing and crafting her debut studio album, with the same intention from when she began. Signed to Epic Records through a joint venture with Johannesburg/New York-based Fax Records, and co-managed by We Make Music and Africa Creative Agency, Tyla is poised to achieve international dominance with style, soul, and spirit.