Joeboy returns with a celebratory and effervescent new single titled “Duffel Bag” from his highly anticipated sophomore album titled “Body & Soul.” The track, which was co-produced by E-Kelly and Timmy, demonstrates Joeboy’s ability to create dancefloor-ready hits that combine his emotional vocal delivery with catchy rhythms and modern instrumentation.
With its upbeat tempo and captivating lyrics, “Duffel Bag” depicts the essence of love, luxury, and lust. Joeboy sings about a woman who desires a man who will treat her with respect, provide for her, and take her to supper. Plenty of money for my duffel bag / Let me know when you don’t want to see me, darling” is a catchy, repeated chorus that will have listeners singing along in no time.
The track’s instrumentation is a highlight, combining 808 bass lines, elegant string stabs, and fluid, soulful guitars to create a vibrant and energizing backdrop for Joeboy’s seamless vocal delivery. The top-notch production of “Duffel Bag” makes it a song that can easily become a club staple and a go-to for those who want to dance the night away.
In “Duffel Bag,” Joeboy demonstrates his lyrical prowess by weaving a tale of love, loyalty, and desire using a combination of English and Yoruba, Nigeria’s native language. The narrative of the song is relatable and engaging, with a catchy melody and memorable verses that draw in listeners. The lyrics “You say you want a man who will do you better / Olowo to na dollar / Ti o kin gbomo meta” portray a vivid picture of the ideal partner and lifestyle that the song’s female protagonist desires.
Joeboy’s artistic development is one of “Duffel Bag’s” most remarkable characteristics. He continues to evolve his sound and manner, incorporating elements from various genres to create a distinctive, modern Afrobeat sound. This single demonstrates that Joeboy is not only a talented vocalist, but also a versatile musician capable of adapting to various musical genres and themes.
The release of “Duffel Bag” follows the release of Joeboy’s previous single, “Body & Soul,” which functions as the album’s title track. As anticipation for the full project continues to grow, it is evident that Joeboy’s sophomore effort is poised for even greater success.
“Duffel Bag” is a charming and upbeat track that demonstrates Joeboy’s undeniable talent and artistic versatility. Its infectious chorus, captivating storyline, and dancefloor-ready instrumentation make it an irresistible song that will undoubtedly get listeners moving to the beat.
Joeboy has once again demonstrated that he is a force to be reckoned with in the Afrobeat music scene with “Duffel Bag,” and fans can only anxiously anticipate the release of his upcoming album, “Body & Soul,” to hear what other gems he has in store.