I love Asake so much – South African singer, Tyla reveals why

Musician Tyla Laura Seethal, better known by her stage name Tyla, from South Africa, has shared her admiration for Nigerian musician Asake.

Speaking on the inspiration behind her viral hit ‘Water’ in a recent interview with RollingStone, Tyla said she loves how Asake uses his “choir vocals.”

She said her song ‘Water’ was inspired by Amapiano from her home country, her childhood R&B influences and Nigeria’s Afrobeats.

She said, “Amapiano music is the core of it [‘Water’] in my opinion. And just all of the influences from growing up like Rihanna and all the R&B girlies, R&B boys, pop girls. That type of influences I love bringing into my music.

“Something I really love in Afrobeats music is when I hear those step vocals that sound like a choir, almost. And I really love the way Asake uses it. I just always love the way it sounds. So, with the chorus [of my song ‘Water,’ I incorporated it]. Obviously, people can’t stop singing, they can’t get it out of their minds, which I love.”

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