Burna Boy samples ‘Squid Game’ on new album
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Burna Boy samples 'Squid Game' on new album

The Nigerian singer Burna Boy released his brand new album, Love, Damini on July 8th, with the long-awaited release pleasing fans and critics alike. 

Whilst all the songs on the album are certainly worth a listen, there is one, in particular, that will turn a lot of heads. Sampling the eerie robotic vocals from the ‘Red Light, Green Light’ scene of the record-breaking Netflix series Squid Game, Burna Boy ingeniously worms the dialogue into the tune ‘Different Size (feat. Victony)’ with ease, making for a surprisingly great moment of experimentation.

The 2021 series clearly had a massive impact on the artist, with the singer taking to Instagram back when the show was popular to state, “Squid Game is actually the reality of how no one truly loves anyone when it comes down to survival. A reality that breaks my heart”. 

After taking popular culture by storm, it was merely a matter of time before Netflix’s Squid Game received the green light for a second series, with creator Hwang Dong-hyuk officially confirming the show’s continuation in November 2021. “There will indeed be a second season. It’s in my head right now. I’m in the planning process currently,” Dong-hyuk told AP News at the time.

Since its release in September 2021, Squid Game has risen to dominance, quickly becoming Netflix’s most popular series launch in the history of the streaming service, pulling in 111 million viewers worldwide.

Take a listen to Burna Boy’s new song that samples the iconic moment in the show, below.