NEW MUSIC | Tyla Drops Her Highly Anticipated Debut Album, Titled: ‘TYLA’

Written by on 22 March, 2024

After three years in the making, Tyla’s highly anticipated self-titled debut album is finally out.  The 14-track oeuvre comprises contributions from Kelvin Momo, Skillibeng, Gunna, Tems, Becky G and Travis Scott.

According to Tyla, the album serves as a blend of genres including Pop, R&B, Amapiano and Afrobeats. ‘TYLA’ is described as a “coming of age chronicle through love, heartbreak and self-discovery.”

Image: Tyla – X


Tyla told Apple Music that the album is about things she has gone through amidst her transition to becoming a woman.

“I was becoming a woman, so it was a lot of growing that happened, and me realising my worth, and realising how I want to be treated – and how basically I’m that girl, and people need to know I’m that girl.”, she affirmed.

Tyla announced the release of her album late last year. She gradually intensified anticipation for its drop by dropping teasers on socials, countdowns, as well as music videos.

Last week, she unveiled the official music video for ‘Water (Remix)’ alongside Travis Scott, and recently followed it up with visuals for her new single ‘ART’.

Tyla detailed the album in a 2023 interview with Variety, saying it had an “experimental” sound that reflected her upbringing.

“What I like is mixing [amapiano beats] with pop and R&B and ‘Water’ is exactly that,” she told the outlet. “You’ll find that vibe in most everything I do but I’m definitely experimenting a bit [for the new record] but it all sounds like me—the music and production styles I enjoy, especially the music I heard growing up. Now, I can’t wait to properly introduce myself.”

Days before Tyla’s release, the 22-year-old shared the official tracklist on Instagram. The photo showed her holding a whiteboard with the list of songs and featured artists: Gunna, Tems, Becky G, Skillibeng, Kelvin Momo, and Travis Scott, who hopped on the “Water” remix.


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Tyla shed more light on the eponymous project in a November 2023 Instagram, in which she also reflected on her success.

“Everything that’s happening has surpassed anything I could have dreamt of,” she wrote. “African music is going global and I’m so blessed to be one of the artists pushing the culture. I’ve been working on my sound for 2 years now and I’m so ready for the world to hear it. I cannot wait for the world to experience an African Popstar. Go wild, Tyger.”

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