Renowned, singer songwriter Eric Wainaina, launched his much anticipated new album “Dreams in Stereo” on Friday, 27th July, almost six years after releasing his last album, Love & Protest.
The event saw new Guest Artists include ‘Samalina’ hitmaker Tetu Shani, Urban Kikuyu folk singer Ayrosh, The Nairobi Philharmonic Orchestra and the phenomenal Songstress Sage Chemutai perform, in what can only be described as an electric night of music and colour!
In his own words, Dreams In Stereo is his best studio production effort to date, and with a very personal touch. It is also strongly influenced by Eric’s musical theater passion and from a deep well of personal influences that go beyond his iconic Kenyan music roots.
“Dreams in Stereo picks up from where Love + Protest left off an echoes where I have been artistically speaking,” says Eric. “But at the same time it is an even more personal and intimate album in many ways, where I felt freer to just be myself. It also explores a wide range of musical genres that are close to my heart. It definitely puts me on a new trajectory musically and creatively, and you’ll be seeing a lot more of this new direction in the months to come…in a way like you’ve never seen me. Stay tuned for a lot more to come.”
The “Daima” songwriter hopes the new album will epitomize the creative evolution he is currently undertaking, aimed at shaping his presence as a global artist. The new album features hit singles such as Okay, Don’t Bury Me and Hallelujah People. All currently available for streaming on Songa By Safaricom.
The album also features some of Kenya’s popular singers such as Kagwe Muigai, Blinky Bill, Kendi Nkonge, as well as veteran artist, John Nzenze, renowned for songs such as “Angelike” and “Habari za Nairobi”. Other local artists making significant contributions to the album include: Aaron Rimbui, Allan Wanjohi, Marvin Maveke and Benjamin Kabaseke Masinde.
You can find Dreams In Stereo exclusively on Songa By Safaricom.