Grammy-nominated global Afrobeats superstar Ayra Starr unleashes her poignant new single ‘Bad Vibes’ ft. Seyi Vibez – out now via Mavin Records. Listen below.

The song follows her feel-good anthem ‘Commas’, which exceeded 100 million streams across all platforms in just two months and spent 5 weeks on top of the UK Afrobeats Chart. Both tracks will feature on Ayra Starr’s much-anticipated new album, “The Year I Turned 21”, which is out on 31 May. Pre-save here.

Arriving ahead of the new album, ‘Bad Vibes’ showcases Ayra Starr’s wise and mature nature alongside her signature, self-assured Afrobeats roots. Produced by Mystro, and featuring renowned Nigerian wordsmith Seyi Vibez, ‘Bad Vibes’ hears Ayra Starr contemplating the pressures that come with success, and doubling down on her commitment to protecting her energy from ‘bad vibes’. Spotlighting Ayra Starr’s contemplative and introspective lyricism, “gave me the world but it’s heavy on my palms”, backdropped to an ethereal, smooth rhythm, Ayra Starr soars across the cosmos, shaking off the ‘bad vibes’ of those coming into her orbit.

The forthcoming album “The Year I Turned 21” is Ayra Starr’s coming of age record, showcasing her most personal storytelling, alongside infectious empowering anthems. Themes of growth, love, heartbreak and realising your power permeate the record, powered by a newfound artistic maturity that came from the whirlwind year the Gen Z singer-songwriter has had.

Ayra Starr, Seyi Vibez – Bad Vibes

Listen to Bad Vibes by Ayra Starr, Seyi Vibez.

“The Year I Turned 21” official tracklist:

1. Birds Sing of Money
2. Warm Up ft. Asake
3. Commas
4. Woman Commando ft. Anitta & Coco Jones
5. Control
6. Lagos Love Story
7. Rhythm & Blues
8. 21
9. Last Heartbreak Song ft. Giveon
10. Bad Vibes ft. Seyi Vibez
11. Orun
12. Jazzy’s Song
13. 1942 ft. Milar
14. The Kids Are Alright

Following the release of her defining debut album “19 & Dangerous”, featuring the Grammy-nominated global hit ‘Rush’, Ayra Starr embarked on her first sold-out headline world tour in 2023, which spanned North America, Europe, Africa and Australia. The London show earned praise from The Guardian, which stated: “[The] West African star underlines her superstar potential… despite her age, she has a substantial and varied catalogue, allowing multiple energies and vibes to seamlessly coexist here.”

All the while, the numbers keep climbing with “19 & Dangerous” now sitting at a staggering 500 million streams. Ayra Starr’s position as Africa’s hottest star saw her pick up her first Grammy nomination, making BBC’s Sound of 2024 list, and being nominated for MOBO Awards’ Best African Music Act for the second time.

She has collaborated with some of music’s biggest names including Wizkid, Stormzy, David Guetta, Kelly Rowland, Tiwa Savage, Aya Nakamura, Leigh-Anne and recently, marked her first Latin music collaboration – ‘Santa’ with Rvssian and Rauw Alejandro.

Next, Ayra Starr is set to make her Glastonbury Festival debut on the Pyramid Stage in June.