”It took me two good years to write the Gold album”, Orente crooner, Adekunle Gold reveals
By Patricia Uyeh
Adekunle Kosoko popularly referred to as Adekunle Gold, is currently on his first ever US tour. In a chat with Notjustok, he revealed how it took him two years to put his Gold album together.
‘‘I wrote the album for two years, I started writing it around May-June 2014. Although I didn’t have a name then, but I kept writing the songs; writing my experiences. I didn’t have a direction back then, so I was just writing whatever came to me.
”I had written ‘Orente’, ‘Friend Zone’, ‘Beautiful Night’ and others before ‘Sade’, but I decided to drop ‘Sade’ first because it was a cover.”
The ”Orente” crooner also explained how his female friend, Zara gave him the idea of what the album title should be.
”And then when I saw the response that people really liked it, I decided to drop ‘Orente’. At that point, ‘Pick Up’ wasn’t even in the mix. So it was a crazy process for me, because I was waiting to feel something before I write. So when it was time to release the album, I didn’t know what to call it, so I was talking to my friend Zara, and she said, ‘why not call the album GOLD’; I hesitated a bit, but I’m happy we are here now.”
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