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TUNDE OLANIRAN in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, November 27th // NPR ‘First Listen’ Streams New Album from Musician & Activist

tunde olaniran credit-steven-piper_wideThe Flint, MI-based multi-hyphenate—singer, songwriter, producer, rapper, choreographer, author & activist & more—will be touring in support of his second album Stranger, out October 5 via Magic Wheel
 
Stranger was recently Included in The New York Times’ Pop & Jazz Fall Preview where they noted that “[Olaniran] concocts R&B songs full of surreal transformations for his second album, “Stranger.” His vocals leap among croon, rap and falsetto; his tracks can switch from skeletal beats to swirling electronics to plush phantom choirs delivering pop choruses. Through it all, he strives to reveal a sensitive but decisively individual spirit.”
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“…he presides over a bighearted sound and style that revolve around spirited statements of affirmation, a sprawling artistic palette and the pursuit of boldness in every sense of the word… It all adds up to a finely calibrated mix of purpose and playfulness, executed to stylish perfection.” – NPR Music, First Listen
“[Olaniran] concocts R&B songs full of surreal transformations for his second album, “Stranger.” His vocals leap among croon, rap and falsetto; his tracks can switch from skeletal beats to swirling electronics to plush phantom choirs delivering pop choruses. Through it all, he strives to reveal a sensitive but decisively individual spirit.” – New York Times
 
“The irresistible bop blends infectious pop with contemporary R&B stylings, thumping dance beats, and every genre between in order to create something all his own.” – Cool Hunting re: “I’m Here
“a playful multi-hyphenate provocateur who sings, raps, writes and choreographs from a vast well of creativity” – NPR Music
“One of the most unnervingly multi-talented, interesting new artists working right now… He’s equally impressive as a rapper and vocalist; he’s got grime and punky flamboyance, and a savantish ability to slip fluidly from style to style, inflection to inflection.” – Jezebel
“Tunde Olaniran, the jarringly multitalented artist from Flint, Mich., is a one-man band minus the instruments. Often described as a rapper, he’s just as much a singer, and his skill in both arenas is prodigious…” – Pitchfork
“a self-sustaining multi-disciplinary force that can sing empowerment anthems with passion, spin party raps with confidence and humor, and produce his own dance tracks…” – Rolling Stone
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