After embracing his Nigerian roots and truly discovering his sound, actor-singer Rotimi returned Friday (May 24) with his sultry Walk With Me EP. The anticipated effort arrives mainly free of features, sans the lone guest appearance from reggae artist Vanessa Bling. WWM serves as Rotimi’s debut under EMPIRE distribtion.
“This project is my baby. It’s completely me. I tried to keep it as authentic as possible, sticking to my roots and take everyone on a journey with me of where my life is at and I’m excited to share this piece of me with the world,” the Power star explained in a statement via press release.
The R&B effort is powered by previously released single “Love Riddim,” as the island-tinged track has gone on to become a fan favorite of sorts since its April release. “I think that we’re in a climate where there’s so much stress and anger and evil. I wanted something that led with the word love. Rhythm is kind of just your interpretation of sound, movement, vibes and a rhythm is definitely a thing where other people are involved, so I wanted it to be basically a way of saying ‘spread love,'” he told Hollywood Life of the song’s inspiration.
Power returns on STARZ for its final season on Aug. 25. Stream Walk With Me below.