Nigerian-American and Oakland native ØHENRY shares his newest offering, “Racin’,” produced by Derian Higginbotham via Boom.Records. Having closed out 2021 with his last single, “All You Need”, the fast-rising artist returns with a synth-laden lovestruck single that finds him on a high-velocity quest to his lover. The musician is a superlatively smooth vocalist that unabashedly displays his vulnerability, versatility, and emotions through a unique pop flair.
ØHENRY embraces his roots and draws inspiration from the sounds of his childhood, which consisted of music from Oakland icons like Tony! Toni! Toné! (D’wayne Wiggins, Raphael Saadiq), Too Short, E-40, and Mistah F.A.B. He fell in love with the sounds of the African djembe drum and started to pursue music, which led to him earning a jazz scholarship to the Berklee College of Music and becoming a classically trained musician.
Though he’s mainly known for singing back-up vocals on Selena Gomez’s latest Billboard-charting album Rise (also played percussion on “Ring”), he’s been steadily stepping out from behind the scenes as he strives to make a name for himself. He’s worked with the likes of Bankrol Hayden and has made international strides by penning songs for K-pop group Stray Kids, Chinese artist Lay Zhang, and UK artist Rebecca Garton. Listen to “Racin’” below and stay tuned for more news to follow from ØHENRY.