Skales and Davido dim the dancefloor’s lights on “This Your Body”
Hear the new single from Skales’ upcoming album.
May 27, 2021
Skales. Photo by Akinlabi Akinbulumo.
Last year, Nigerian pop mainstay Skales shared an EP called Healing Process, seven tracks that balanced the flexing-focused tracks (“Badman Love,” “Loko”) with passionate displays of vulnerability (“Done To Me,” “On Your Side”). His new single “This Your Body,” a collaboration with Davido, falls in the middle: an ode to the prospect of a hookup, “This Your Body” glows with the excitement some impending, long-awaited romantic companionship. And to that end, every element, from the joyous scatting to the glowing synths to the sheer chemistry between the artists, confers with each other for maximum infectiousness.
“The record is many shades of creative genius to me,” Skales said in an email to The FADER. “I was trying to make a summer anthem that aimed at the ladies and I couldn’t think of anybody else than the baddest Davido. Krizbeatz is a longtime collaborator of both myself and Davido. We all just linked and delivered this masterpiece.”
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