Two months ago, we reported that Burna Boy was going to be the lone feature on Grammy-nominated rock band, Fall Out Boy's seventh studio album, Mania. Well, the album is finally here, and to absolutely no one's surprise, Burna Boy completely delivers.
The album's release coincides with the release of Burna Boy's first single of 2018, the Lily Allen-assisted "Heaven's Gate". Between that incredible song and his stellar feature on Mania, Burna Boy continues to prove he is one of the most versatile Nigerian artists working.
As for Fall Out Boy, they continue their sonically adventurous streak on this versatile album. Their Burna Boy-assisted, reggae-flecked "Sunshine Riptide" is just another prime example of their admirable efforts to consistently diversify their sound.
Speaking with Rolling Stone about the album, band member, Pete Wentz, said:
"It feels like every once in awhile, you've gotta do a hard restart that clears the cache and erases the hard drive. I think that's what [Mania] was – a big palette cleanse."
About the evolution of their music and trying new sounds, he continued:
"I think we have to just move forward – that's the goal of us (I don't mean the band; I mean humans) – we just need to evolve."
Listen to Burna Boy kill it on "Sunshine Riptide" below: