Oxlade joins The Weekend, Taylor Swift on Rolling Stone’s ’50 Best Songs of 2020′ list

 Ace Nigerian singer, Oxlade is gaining more international recognition as his song ‘Away‘ has been named among ’50 Best Songs of 2020′ by Rolling Stone, a top American magazine.

In the list which was released on Monday, Oxlade song was ranked 23, alongside other music heavyweights like The Weeknd, Taylor Swift, Cardi B, Meghan Thee Stallion and Bob Dylan.

The US-based magazine, in its assessment, commended the creativity put into the song which makes it danceable.

In its statement, it stated;

“There are no words wasted here — ‘Away’ is composed of just two four-line verses, a pair of lovely prehooks consisting of two repeated couplets, and a chorus made up of one word: ‘away’.”

“When merged with a sunny beat from Spax, all springy bass and splintered guitar, the result is a miracle of economy, not to mention highly danceable. Nigerian singer Oxlade allows just two indulgences — a pretty vocal arc before the repetitive rush of the chorus, plus a succinct guitar solo during the outro — and both are welcome,” he wrote.

Reacting to the development, Oxlade, born Ikuforiji Olaitan Abdulrahman, expressed his excitement and appreciated Bizzle Osikoya, the producer of ‘Away’, noting that he inspired the success recorded so far by the project.

You have no idea how hurt I feel when I say you was right ….but sadly “it’s the truth” you was right big bro….na your workings ….full credit is yours,” he wrote.

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