After taking a short break because of the pandemic and lockdown, Sam Smith has returned to the spotlight with a new single ‘My Oasis’ featuring Burna Boy. The track comes after the duet with Demi Lovato, “I’m ready.”
Release Date: July 30, 2020
Song Title: My Oasis
Artist: Sam Smith featuring Burna Boy
Video Director: TBA
My Oasis contains lyrics that were able to echo the call of longing for a reciprocal love from someone special. Also, its lyric video was able to emphasize the ebb and flow, which displays the nature of a distant lover.
On the track, Sam Smith can be heard helplessly needing someone, even though the return of his partner’s affection seemed somewhat questionable. The chorus of the song deeply shows this “You play with my emotions, I am flowing like the ocean, I pray for your devotion, ’cause there is nothing I can do when it comes to you. in the same light, Burna Boy reflected the same feeling of longing in his verse on the track.
Sam’s Statement On The Track
Smith and Burna Boy wrote the track alongside Jimmy Napes. According to Sam Smith, the track has been a beautiful release of emotions for them during this time. They further went ahead to iterate that they have been a fan of Burna Boy for some years, and they are finally happy to have a tune with him.
To Die For
After the launch of their sophomore album back in 2017, “The Thrill of It All,” Sam has been releasing a steady series of fantastic singles, which include the Normani-assisted hit Dancing with a Stranger as well as How Do You Sleep.
Sam Smith planned to release an album this year. However, the increasing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic led to the indefinite postponement of the LP. It is still being considered as an as-yet-unannounced new title. Sam Smith said that they felt the timing for releasing the album was a little off. However, they also promised that they are still going to bring out new music over the next months, in a now-deleted Instagram post. So far, they have been able to give the fans two amazing tracks.
The album’s original title track had been released as far back as February 2020. However, “I’m Ready” with Demi Lovato was debuted in April. They, however, launched two EPs titled Dance and Heartbreak at the beginning of July, each of the EP features five previously released songs, tonally matching the respective EP title, from Smith’s catalog.
Wrapping It Up
If you had listened to Burna Boy verse on Fall Out Boy’s new single, ‘Sunshine Riptide, then what he did here should not come as a surprise to you. This track is sure to do amazing things for Burna Boy’s career. With the dexterity shown and his expansive sonic palette, you are sure to see Burna excel in several genres.
You can listen to ‘My Oasis’ below