After an impressive 2023 that saw Ghanaian music collective, SuperJazzClub, receive rave reviews for their music releases, performances, European tour and mind-blowing homecoming concert in Accra last December, the group has dropped new music for its growing community of fans.

The new single, coined “OFF”, is the collective’s first track of 2024 and marks a new era for the group after striking a distribution deal with  US-based label services and distro company, Human Re-Sources, home to Bristish-Ghanaian artiste, RAYE, who recently won six (6) awards at the 2024 Brits Awards in UK.

‘OFF’ is produced by two of the collective’s members, Øbed and Ansah Live, with additional production from DUKE. In a display of great artistry as has become known of the group, the single captures SuperJazzClub unique sound which has been carefully curated over the 5-year period of their existence.

Setting the tone with a short a cappella chant, Seyyoh, the group’s sole female member, introduces ‘OFF’ as a story of love turned sour with her luscious vocals in an effortless manner alluding to an intimate R&B composition with signature chords and lovely chorus. But with a coherent creative precision, the track unexpectedly transforms into an unassuming percussive banger with a repeated catchy and groovy electronic bass. 

Then the collective’s Tano Jackson joins in with his trademark conversational rap flow by delighting in the possibilities of exploring a still-lingering chemistry of a relationship that is likely already dead. In the end, the song appeals to one’s feels by way of lyrics and at the same time gets you in the mood to dance or party.

OFF’ defies a specific genre label typical of SuperJazzClub’s works. The trackswings between one genre to another albeit with matching tempos and moodsresulting in a track that is informed by 90s R&B and Hip-Hop, UKG and further adorned with jazz-inspired piano embellishment and a rhythmic percussion and drum patterns subtly Ghanaian and at home with contemporary Afrobeats. 

Commenting on the track’s storyline, SuperJazzClub shared: 

The song is about two ex-partners who ran into each other again. One party is trying to make the other entertain the idea of them getting back together but probably just for one night. The idea for this track came about after returning home from our European tour last year. Without even listening to the song, the title gives the mood of the song away. This was a very conscious decision to get the listener to go bananas when the beat dropped. It’s perfect for the clubs but also for hanging with friends  in the living room,”

Also speaking on what ‘OFF’ means to the group at this point in their journey and the coming months, SuperJazzClub said:

“‘OFF’ is almost an audio recap of all we have learnt and experienced sonically since our first EP in 2020. It’s the best description of where SuperJazzClub is at the moment and going; a collective of creatives patchworking various influences together to create something that is cohesive and compelling.

Last year, SuperJazzClub made considerable strides as an in-demand live act playing a number of headline shows and festival dates across Europe. These included The Great Escape Festival in BrightonBrussels’ CORE FestivalAngoulême’s Musique MétissesParis’ We Love Green Festival and a sold-out headline show at London’s Paper Dress Vintage. The collective also took part in Soho House’s ‘Soho Rising’ international concert series performing at their residences in LondonBrightonParisBerlin and Amsterdam

SuperJazzClub ended 2023 with a spotlight feature in The Independent’s weekly newsletter in the UK and a coveted spot in Dazed 100 – the UK media publication’s definitive list of the next generation of creatives driving youth culture forwardalongside Tyla, Amaarae and Odumodublvck as the African acts on the list. This coming May, on the 26th, the collective will be playing London’s Cross The Tracks festival in Brixton

‘OFF’ is available on all streaming platforms. Listen here

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