Amaarae has revealed that her new album, Fountain Baby, will be released on June 9 via Interscope. The follow-up to 2020’s The Angel You Don’t Know was led by the single ‘Reckless and Sweet’, and now the Ghanaian-American musician has shared a new track from it, ‘Co-Star’. It arrives alongside a music video directed by Lauren Dunn and featuring cameos from model Biba Williams, Nigerian rapper Deto Black, 1XBlue designer Lois Saunders, photographer and model Moyosore Briggs, and more. Check it out below.
“‘Co-Star’ is a fun song about star signs!” Amaarae said in a press statement. “I wanted to give people something cute and flirty for the summer! Astrology is such a huge part of our youth culture, it felt like a missed opportunity to not lean into that and give the girls an anthem that reads and celebrates them all at once! The video is amazing too! Having some of my favorite women in the whole wide world represent themselves in such an iconic way. The Clermont Twins are such an iconic duo. Also Biba! Deto! Moyo! Bijou & Chi are such a huge part of alternative African culture. These are the tastemakers of our time! It’s really so amazing to bring them all together.”