Music Moments - June

Future , Drake and Tems create the song of the summer - 'Wait For U' 

By: Kristen Ayanah

‘Wait For U’ is the latest single released from rapper Future’s ninth studio album “I Never Liked You”. It features international rapper Drake and Tems – an afrobeats singer hailing from Nigeria known for her amazing vocals on WizKid’s ‘Essences’ single, which was deemed the summer song for 2021. Now Future, Drake, and Tems are teaming up with their latest single ‘Wait For U’ which I believe will be the song of summer 2022. ‘Wait For U’ is produced by ATL Jacob and actually samples Tems’ original song ‘Higher’ off her project “For Broken Hearts”.

Tems vocals are soothing as she sings 

“If the world was ending

Would you cry or would you try to get me?

Tell me now, I want you to be clear, yeah

Tell me now, I need you to be clеar, yeah

I will wait for you, for you

I will wait for you

I will wait for you”

 

Drake and Future add a twist to the track with their lyrical rap delivery. ‘Wait For U’ debuted as Number 1 on the Billboard hot 100 making Tem’s the first Nigerian artist to debut as Number 1. The music video for ‘Wait For U’ directed by Director X, was released on May 5, 2022. It is a medieval-themed video that deals with love and betrayal. Drake plays a knight who is delivering notes to a queen while Future plays the ‘toxic’ king. With its amazing lyrics, Tem’s vocals, and astounding production ‘Wait For U’ will definitely be the song of the summer.