Tyla's eponymous debut album has finally arrived


Tyla's story over the past few years has been like a modern-day fairytale. It feels almost unbelievable how quickly she's skyrocketed from local success to international acclaim. Remember Getting Late, her debut single with Kooldrink back in 2019? That infectious track with its blend of pop and African influences put her on the watchlist in South Africa. Fast forward to 2023, and Water became a global phenomenon, propelling Tyla to a whole new level and landing her the prestigious honor of her first Grammy win.

Despite the level of success she has earned in recent times, Tyla obviously isn't resting on her laurels. The ambitious songstress is ready to conquer even more territories as she releases highly anticipated debut album, simply titled, TYLA.

The 14-track album is an exciting collection of songs, it's also a statement. Water, the global smash hit, is there of course, alongside a fire remix featuring hip-hop star, Travis Scott. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The guest list on this album reads like a who's who of contemporary music, with collaborations featuring the sultry sounds of Tems, the smooth flow of Gunna, the infectious energy of Skillibeng, the Latin flair of Becky G, the soulful stylings of Kelvin Momo, and of course, the return of Travis Scott.

Taking to her Instagram page, Tyla expressed her overflowing emotions about the album: "Honestly, everything that's happening right now is beyond anything I ever dared to dream of. African music is taking the world by storm, and I'm so grateful to be one of the artists pushing our incredible culture forward. For the past two years, I've been meticulously crafting my sound, and I can't wait to share it with the world. Get ready to experience an African Popstar – let's go wild, Tygers!"

With a self-titled album boasting an impressive lineup of collaborators and the sheer talent and dedication Tyla has already showcased, TYLA is an impressive start to her journey of albums. It's a celebration of African music on the global stage, and it's a powerful declaration from an artist who is only getting started. Buckle up people, Tyla is here to stay.

Listen to TYLA album here.