Nigerian pop-soul sensation Ric Hassani continues to demonstrate his versatility and undeniable talent, delighting fans with his latest musical offerings. After captivating audiences with his debut album, The Prince I Became, in 2021, the singer-songwriter is set to make a splash in the music industry again with the simultaneous release of two new singles: “Amina” and “The One.”
With “Amina,” Hassani steps out of his comfort zone, experimenting with an Amapiano-infused sound that’s guaranteed to get bodies moving on the dancefloor. Pairing his mellifluous vocals with seductive lyricism and an infectious melody, the track offers a fresh take on Afro-R&B that’s both familiar and new. Meanwhile, “The One” is poised to be the quintessential summer anthem, set to ignite the festival season in 2023. Hassani’s signature style is on full display, delivering a track that is both infectious and introspective. It’s the type of song that lingers in your mind long after the final notes have faded away. But for Hassani, these two new tracks are more than just catchy tunes. They’re a testament to his dedication to his craft and his commitment to pushing boundaries and defying genre conventions.
Regarding the release, Ric Hassani expressed that “Amina” was borne out of feelings of anger and frustration when someone you deeply love and want a serious relationship with only sees you as a means to acquire money and material possessions. “It’s a song directed to your partner asking to open up about how they feel, knowing that they are taking advantage of how you feel about them”. As for “The One,” Hassani said, “It is a song inspired out of having one person that you truly care about and really want to go above and beyond for. It’s a song that expresses the truth of the extent to which you can go for someone you truly love and care about.”
Ric Hassani’s artistic vision is on full display in “Amina” and “The One,” where he blends different genres and styles seamlessly, from soulful R&B to uplifting Afrobeat, all while maintaining a sound that’s unmistakably his own. These two new singles serve as a preview of what fans can expect from him in the coming months, and they’re sure to cement his status as one of Nigeria’s most exciting and innovative musical talents. With Hassani’s impressive production values, undeniable catchiness, and his undeniable talent, “Amina” and “The One” are not to be missed.