Jamaican-born singer Kranium released Midnight Sparks, his latest album, on Friday, December 6th via Atlantic Records. The twelve-track LP is filled with clever wordplay, melodic tunes, and a supercharged sound that fans have come to love. The album showcases the New York-based talent’s ability to find the right balance of tone and tempo as the perfect soundtrack for cuffing season and all of its impending late nights.
Kranium’s most honest thoughts and recent experiences are explored in the project as he touches on a variety of topics. He addresses becoming more confident in his craft and living life his way. Most notably, he discusses the challenges of balancing sex, love, and relationships while living life ‘single-ish.’ Midnight Sparks includes previous singles “Talkin,” featuring PJ, and “In Charge,” which came with a Works of Ace directed lyric video. Additionally, Kranium is sharing a rework of Davido’s “Risky.” The self-coined “refix” puts a spin on the original Afrobeat track, which features Popcaan, imbuing the song with a sultrier, R&B-tinged groove.
“I remember hearing Kranium’s first hit single all over the streets of Trinidad when it dropped. So fast forward to today, it was surreal to bring the visuals for ‘In Charge’ and collaborate with the melody gad himself.” – Quote from the Director
The album is a follow up to his groundbreaking debut EP released back in 2015 titled Rumors. To date, Rumors has accumulated over 52 MILLION streams in the US alone and features some of Kranium’s most notable hits, including the RIAA, certified GOLD classic “Nobody Has To Know,” the street anthem “Lifestyle,” and others. He has collaborated with some of the most prominent artists in Dancehall and Afrobeat music. He’s worked with Afrobeat artists Mr. Eazi, Wizkid, Alkaline. In the mainstream world of Hip-Hop and POP, Kraium has collaborated with Ty Dolla $ign, Ed Sheeran, Lil Kim, Bebe Rexha, and Major Lazer. Now, he has become a torchbearer for a new legacy of dancehall.