‘Biou Biou’ is the ninth track housed under Smallgod’s sophomore album ‘Connecting The Dots’ and it features Nigerian singer-songwriter Oxlade.
Speaking on the creative process behind this song, Smallgod said;
“Oxlade did what he had to. And I don’t think anybody is supposed to touch it again. COVID-related lockdown was a gift and a curse. The gift means helping us work without actually being in the same place, thanks to Zoom calls. I recorded my first song with Oxlade along with another artist from Holland but a year later he said, ‘I think we should do a different song because my sound has changed’. I wasn’t even in the session, they actually did it with me just being on the phone, just talking and that’s it.
Listen to ‘Biou Biou’ below.
About Connecting The Dots
A year after the release of his first album Building Bridges in 2021, Ghanaian music entrepreneur–turned–artist Smallgod returns with a follow-up that expands on his stated desire to lay out the latticework of collaborations and kinship that underpins the ever-evolving genre of Afro-pop.
While Building Bridges cast a wide net over the many artists Smallgod has worked with over the course of his fifteen-year career, Connecting the Dots, released in 2022, focuses on emerging artists whose success is dismantling old hierarchies thanks to democratic avenues for recording, releasing, and promoting music.
They require the platform as well. They, too, require encouragement. Smallgod tells Apple Music that the musicians he chose for his sophomore album also require applause. ‘I’m like a ship that they can utilize to reach wherever they want to go.’ We all have the same dream: to bring Africa to the rest of the world.’
The new approach also applies to the album’s up-and-coming producers, all of whom blend autonomy with collaboration: ‘Ninety percent of the time I play a beat for an artist I think they’ll like,’ Smallgod says with the assurance that only love and experience can provide.