Musician Tyla Laura Seethal, better known by her stage name Tyla, from South Africa, has shared her admiration for Nigerian musician Asake.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Tyla discussed the motivation behind her viral hit song “Water,” stating that he like the way Asake employs his “choir vocals.”
She claimed that the Amapiano from her own country, her early R&B influences, and Nigeria’s Afrobeats served as the inspiration for her song “Water.”
“I think the piano music is the essence of it [‘Water,'” she remarked. Along with all of the inspirations from my childhood, including pop girls, R&B boys, and Rihanna. I adore incorporating those kinds of inspirations into my songs.
One of my favorite things about Afrobeats music is how the step vocals nearly seem like a choir. Moreover, I love how Asake uses it. It’s just the sound that I find so appealing. Thus, I used it into the chorus of my song “Water.” It’s obvious that people are singing nonstop and loving it, so that’s great.