Thy Young shares a warm debut album, ‘Scent Of Amie’

California-based Sierra Leonean producer Thy Young aka Francis Tiffa Williams unveiled his debut album, Scent Of Amie, on June 14th, 2024 via Survival Records LLC. In addition to this, he will be sharing an accompanying music video to the album’s focus track ‘Enjoyment’. Two singles were released ahead of the album – the first titled ‘Luck’, earned praise from EARMILK, with the second single ‘Cocoa (Coco)’  receiving support from Music In Africa. Francis has garnered recognition for his work as a producer. Regarded as one of the best producers in Sierra Leone, Thy Young is the man behind the beat for artists such as Kontri Boss, Dom B., Swadu Natasha Beckley, Mello Seven, Innocent Kuti, Kaley Bag, Bigg Shake, and many more. He boasts the title of Best Music Producer of the Year 2020 & 2021 in the Sierra Leone National Entertainment Awards (NEAs). He’s credited for many of the hit songs out of Sierra Leone and globally. He produced the song Champion’ by Shadow Boxxer & Mellow Seven which was notably featured on CNN Inside Africa. Now, his solo project as Thy Young is beginning to make waves and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Influenced by US Hip-Hop giants 2Pac and 50 Cent as well as Sierra Leonean legends Jimmy B., Amie Kallon and Steady Bongo, his sound is sure to please fans of Rema, Davido and Obongjayar.  

Scent of Amie is a vibrant collection of rich Afrobeat and electronic experimentation, featuring a host of talented musicians such as Amie Kallon and Steady Bongo. The focus track, ‘Enjoyment’, is an uplifting anthem featuring the unique sound of the Gumbe drum, native to West Africa and especially cherished in Sierra Leone. A groovy bassline and jivey vocals pull the listener into a celebration of joy and resilience – it is impossible to be in a bad mood after listening to the track. The album, lushly produced by Thy Young himself, is a promising debut and a beautiful and inspiring ode to the African diaspora.

Watch the video for ‘Enjoyment‘ below:

Thy Young shared: Scent Of Amie, a dedication to my late mother, pulsates with the vibrant rhythms of Afrobeats, enriched by traditional sounds, such as the Gumbe drum, creating a mesmerizing fusion of West Africa and contemporary sounds that captivate the souls of audiences. My album not only features new up-and-coming artists but also legendary musicians such as Amie Kallon, and Steady Bongo. I’m very proud of the cross generational aspect of this project.” 

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