Ayra Starr is Africa’s fastest-rising new music star with over 256 MILLION streams and over 100 million YouTube views! “Rush” is taken from the forthcoming Deluxe Edition of her critically-acclaimed ‘19 & Dangerous album, out on soon
16 September 2022: Africa’s hottest new music star, Ayra Starr, is back with an irresistible post-summer sizzler: ‘Rush’. The heavily anticipated new single is taken from the forthcoming Deluxe Edition of her critically-acclaimed album “19 & Dangerous” which will come out soon.
The rhythmic anthem bristles with the Gen Z trailblazer’s signature confident lyrics that reflect her laser-sharp focus on forging her own path. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter is rapidly blazing her own path toward global domination.
This year has seen Ayra make her UK live debut at Wireless Festival, supporting Cardi B, and tour the United States supporting Koffee. The rising star has been championed as one of Spotify’s global RADAR artists, the platform’s emerging artist program.
‘Rush‘ arrives hot on the heels of Ayra’s recent cross-genre collaborations with Skip Marley, ‘Jane’, and
Manny Norté, Stalk Ashley and Tiana Major9, ‘Worth My While’. Earlier this summer, she released ‘ASE’, a zesty Afro-soul COLORS exclusive single.
Ayra also brought her charismatic performance style and unapologetic attitude to a string of collaborations including: ‘Love Don’t Cost A Dime’ with Magixx, ‘Options’ with L.A.X., ‘Call’ with Iyanya, ‘Comforter’ with ElGrandeToto, and a remix of ‘Roadside’ with Mahalia and Rema.
She joined her fellow Mavin Records label-mates (Crayon, LADIPOE, Magixx, and Boy Spyce) on ‘Overdose’, a special collaboration to mark the tastemaker label’s recent 10th anniversary.
Since debuting with ‘Away’ early last year, Ayra Starr has been hailed by NME as “the teen leading her generation’s sonic revolution”. Her ability to blend soulful vocals and raw lyrics that reflect the strength, resilience, and growing pains of her generation has earned Ayra critical nods from Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, NME, The FADER, Dazed, Crack, The Face, British Vogue and more.
Ayra’s debut album “19 & Dangerous” (listen here) is a coming-of-age record, brimming with the spirit that is audacious yet vulnerable. Highlights include the global viral smash ‘Bloody Samaritan’ which has amassed over 60 million TikTok views and recently won the prestigious Viewer’s Choice Award at the 2022 Headies Award. Other album highlights include ‘Beggie Beggie’ featuring CKay, and floor-fillers ‘Fashion Killer’ and ‘Bridgertn’.
Every track was written or co-written by Ayra herself in collaboration with her life-long songwriting partner and brother Milar, as well as some of Afrobeats’ most innovative producers such as the legendary Don Jazzy, London, and Louddaaa. Sonically, she seamlessly weaves Afro-pop, R&B, dancehall, trap, and alté styles to create the perfect summer soundtrack.
Listen to RUSH below;