Justin Bieber has released an afro-fusion remix of his hit track “Peaches,” featuring Omah Lay, Alpha P, and produced by Masterkraft.
With vaccine passports, fully vacced memes and the nostaglic summer nights rolling in, a new contender for song of the summer is here.
Today, Justin Bieber’s chart-topping single “Peaches” which previously featured Daniel Caesar and Giveon received a refreshingly unexpected Afropop remix.
Produced by talented beatsmith Masterkraft and now featuring two uber-talented fresh faces on the Afropop scene, Omah Lay and Alpha P, the newly minted remix is another feather in the genre’s globe-throttling bow.
Listen to the track below:
Beginning with the song’s ubiquitous chorus, which has been the soundtrack to many TikTok dances since the song’s release, the number segues into Masterkraft’s distinct Afropop drums and bounce indicating that this is about to be another banger.
Alpha P is the first one in the ring, wasting no time to bring it home as he rap-sings “I got my weed from Kalakuta/Me I no sendy anybody if you jealous me, I get boys from Bariga/The real life peaches, dem dey hail from Nigeria”. The UMG-signed artist has definitely been building up to this moment with his string of international features including the recently released “Jiggy Bop” which featured on ‘Coming 2 America: Rhythms of Zamunda’.
Omah Lay comes in on the song’s second verse, armed to the teeth with the distinct otherwordly melodies that have been front and centre of every song he has laid his hands on. Singing “Fire dey burn for my rizzla, try to be good but I relapse/But she still lets me swim in her river/I no dey fear if I lose my guard because I know say she got me”, he fires off lines that perfectly fit within the song’s pan-African direction.
In an accelerated system of hype and exposure, more cross-border international collaborations such as this are expected, however, “Peaches (Masterkraft Remix)” manages to strike a fine balance in favour of the African acts on the song, never letting them stray from their familiar sound. This is definitely one for your playlists this weekend.