American rapper Vic Mensa’s new single is inspired by his Ghanaian roots.
Titled ‘Metaphysical,’ the song taps into African rhythms – a long time dream of Mensa. The artwork for the song cover also draws inspiration from ‘Expensive Shit,’ the 1975 album by Nigerian music legend, Fela Kuti.
“Musically it’s African, tribal. My father is Ghanaian so I’ve wanted to take it there for a long time,” says Mensa in a statement.
“This is a song about desire. Admiration. Respect. Uncertainty. Surrender. I got Stefan Ponce who did ‘Down On My Luck’ for me & Papi Beatz and just spoke my truth into song.”
The song – with its bouncy feel and catchy chorus finds Mensa addressing the love of his life.
Listen to song below.