SGM announces forthcoming debut album, Music is a Therapy, in a press release

SGM has finally published an official statement addressing his forthcoming debut album.

The Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter known as SGM who spent months reminding his fans about the nearness of his debut album, has finally stated that the album in question will not be released as his debut album again.

Literature in Music, which was supposed to be his debut album to be released in 2023, will now be replaced by Music is a Therapy, another album, as his debut. However, the former will still be released in 2023, he claimed.

According to the multi-genre self-defined Afrolit singer, Music is a Therapy is his debut album and it will be released in December, 2022, while Literature in Music, a more expansive project, will be released as his sophomore in 2023.

While SGM is yet to publish the tracklist of the said Music is a Therapy album, he promised to do so in November, 2022. He also stated that works on Literature in Music will continue immediately after the release of Music is a Therapy.

SGM’s Music is a Therapy album cover art.

While he withheld the reasons behind the sudden change of plans, he apologized to the fans for any disappointment caused and went on to talk about the break he took from music in 2018. The singer’s press release reads thus:

I wrote this with the wish that those who have patronized my sound with their never-ending heartfelt support, and the ones that will discover the appeal of my sound after this, will recognize me as a brand that will stand the test of time.

I went on a hiatus, from music, unannounced in 2019, and only returned two years after, in 2021. During this two years forceful break, I learned confidence, determination and a phoenix-related passion that still continues to push me to do this art, like some horses fastened to a chariot.

To those who stayed with my art till date, I am grateful and this is a medium for me to announce to you that I have you in my mind always, at the moment however, with plans for you, irrespective of how micro my plans for you are.

It is a joy I can never explain now that I have decided to give you and myself something to be proud of, a bragging right: I have decided to release my debut album.

However, the Literature in Music album I announced for months as my debut album to be released will no longer be released, for many reasons. I retract my decision!

In lieu of Literature in Music, I will release Music is a Therapy as my debut album, in December. I will make the release date, album cover, production credits and tracklist available sometime in November.

I’m sorry if you feel disappointed, but, I assure you that work on Literature in Music will continue immediately after the release of Music is a Therapy. Literature in Music, a bigger body of work, upon completion in 2023, will be released as my second album.

While I hope this is the biggest decision of my career, I also implore you, humbly, to stay with me in the proper beginning of my career with the release of this album. Tell everybody you know who enjoy music about SGM. Stay with me, my Gems. The industry will succumb in due time.

Yours truly,
SGM 💛.

Sam George Mac is a music journalist known for the reviews of several music albums and songs. He is a singer and songwriter of Afrobeats, Dancehall, Highlife and RnB with the stage name SGM — a graduate of Mass Communication from The West African Union University, Cotonou.

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