No matter which way you look at it, Tunde Olaniran is unique. A unique man, a unique artist, a unique musician. The easiest way to make sense of it would be to look at his multicultural heritage and his life spent in several disparate countries. But beyond that simple explanation, Tunde Olaniran is unique because he chooses to fight the norms and set his own path, musically and otherwise, and because he believes in striving against defined boundaries. His music reflects this belief, as do the visuals and music videos surrounding his latest release.
The First Transgression is the first in a series of five EPs collectively titled The Five Transgressions. The single, “Cobra,” is a powerful example of Tunde’s diverse musical influences. On top of a base of dark synths and deep electronic music, Tunde incorporates elements of rock and hip-hop, tying the track together with an emotive and forcefully delivered vocal performance.
First, listen to the single below, or check out the full EP The First Transgression on Bandcamp. Even if it may not turn out to be your thing, but everyone should at least give this EP a listen if only to wonder in amazement at the mesmerizing medley of sounds.
Cobra – Tunde Olaniran
We talked with Tunde Olaniran about his musical influences, what “transgression” means to him, and the range of sound in his EP.
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