Omah Lay Releases Hypnotic Debut Album ‘Boy Alone’

Today, Afro-fusion star Omah Lay releases his debut album Boy Alone on Sire Records. The highly anticipated followup to 2020’s What Have We Done EP collects 14 great songs that shows the Nigerian musician’s inseparable songwriting, robust hooks, and lovely vocals. The release coincides with an astonishing wave of momentum that suggests Omah Lay is an international star in the making. Listen to Boy Alone below.

Omah Lay Releases Hypnotic Debut Album 'Boy Alone', Yours Truly, News, May 22, 2024

Boy Alone is a testament to Omah Lay’s keen pop instincts and star quality. Even when appearing next to a global superstar Justin Bieber on “Attention,” his effortless cool allows him to shine bright. Omah Lay slips between vibes with ease, demonstrating his range as a storyteller and a curator of intimate moods. Steamy, slow-burning songs like “Bend You” are supplemented by gentle love songs like “Woman” and “Tell Everybody” featuring Tay Iwar.

Omah Lay Releases Hypnotic Debut Album 'Boy Alone', Yours Truly, News, May 22, 2024
Credit &Ndash; Bolaji Odukoya

There are also pensive, heart-aching ruminations like “I’m A Mess” and “I.” Boy Alone may only be Omah Lay’s debut album, but its untempered ambition and cohesion are indicators of his limitless potential as an artist. Boy Alone was preceded by a hot streak of singles that included “Woman,” “Attention,” and “Understand” — tracks that garnered attention from The New York TimesHYPEBEASTThe FADERBillboardNME, and more. In recognition of his talent and hard work, Omah was nominated at the 2022 NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding International Song.”


  1. recognize
  2. i
  3. bend you
  4. woman
  5. i’m a mess
  6. temptations
  7. understand
  8. never forget
  9. safe haven
  10. attention (with Justin Bieber)
  11. soso
  12. how to luv
  13. tell everybody (feat. Tay Iwar)
  14. purple song

Omah Lay Releases Hypnotic Debut Album 'Boy Alone', Yours Truly, News, May 22, 2024


  • Wed Sep 07 — Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
  • Sat Sep 10 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
  • Mon Sep 12 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
  • Thu Sep 15 – Boston, MA – Big Night Live
  • Fri Sep 16 – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is Beautiful^
  • Sun Sep 18 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
  • Tue Sep 20 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
  • Wed Sep 21 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
  • Thu Sep 22 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre*
  • Sat Sep 24 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall*
  • Sun Sep 25 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom*
  • Tue Sep 27 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
  • Wed Sep 28 – Seattle, WA – Neptune
  • Fri Sep 30 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s*
  • Sun Oct 02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
  • Oct 08 – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits^

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