Bump a global tune: Listen to Nigeria’s Ivory Blue’s new track ‘XO Party’

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Me and the mandem, me and the gyaldem, naughty

Guaranteed to go up the same in a club in London, England and in a club in Kingston, Jamaica, Ivory Blue’s ‘XO Party’ hits the nail on the head in several different categories.

XO, XO party, don’t want snitches by my side

Blue’s delivery and borderline-nonchalant lilting tone complement the track’s hypnotic dance beat. A true tune, Blue is calm about the flex and the effect he has on everyone at the “XO” party. There is no way to not bop your head and hit a two-step or catch a dance to this.

From Toronto to London, New York to Portmore, Ivory Blue’s got a hit. One can only imagine the potential club atmosphere when this beat sets in without COVID. You know a song’s the one when it’s not hard to picture the spots jumping in tandem to the last chorus: “1, 2, 3, this is the XO party!”

Don’t sleep though; even without a club, this track will bump heavily on a quarantine Friday night with some wine after another WFH week (I see y’all). No need to wait — listen to ‘XO Party’ by Ivory Blue, now on all major streaming platforms.

Written by Manny King John

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