Raz & Afla are London duo Raz Olsher and Afla Sackey who ignited airwaves earlier in the year with their afrodisco anthem No Touch. The track was championed by 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs and Radio 1’s Toddla T to name a few. Now the pair are back to take things up a notch for the summer with Secrets & Lies.
On the surface another afrodisco banger, Secrets & Lies is heavier and more dance floor ready than the previous single, however the lyrical content and harmonies bring through a poignancy and emotion that gives this track another aspect.
The catchy refrain ‘Say nana nana-na’ repeats with echoing ‘I don’t wanna be part of it’ in answer becoming more and more hypnotic as the organic African percussion and cosmic synths twist and turn in a magic mushroom hallucination aural experience. It’s heavily infectious and bursting with colours. The single also comes with some great remixes.