In a recent interview with Wat And Ers, Fireboy DML, the Nigerian singer renowned for his global hit “Peru,” shared insights into why 2023 has been a comparatively subdued year for him in terms of music releases.
Acknowledging the remarkable success he achieved globally in 2021 and 2022, particularly with the release of “Peru” and its remix featuring British superstar Ed Sheeran, Fireboy explained that this year has been instrumental for his personal and artistic growth.
According to the artist, 2023 is a year focused on learning and self-improvement, emphasizing the importance for artists to take a step back and prioritize personal growth amidst the chaos of the industry.
Fireboy expressed gratitude for the journey, highlighting the significance of recognizing oneself as not just an artist but as a human being with real-life experiences and challenges.
Reflecting on the lessons learned, Fireboy mentioned the value of appreciating life beyond the artist persona.
Contrasting this year with the intense schedule of the previous one, he emphasized the quieter nature of 2023, providing him with ample time to reconnect with family in Lagos, Nigeria.
While acknowledging the transformative impact of “Peru” on his life and career, Fireboy described 2023 as a necessary period for artists to step back, grow, and savor the simplicity of life.