Adedamola Adefolahan, Nigerian singer better known as Fireboy DML, says he was tipsy the night he recorded the hit single, ‘Peru’.
In an interview with Deezer on Wednesday, the 25-year-old spoke about the process of recording the widely-accepted song.
He disclosed that the song was written and recorded in San Francisco, California.
The ‘Scatter’ crooner added that ‘Peru’ is actually a story about his life and journey so far.
“It was my first time in the United States and I was supposed to go and see my associates at the empire and just vibe, pay a courtesy visit to Shizzi who produced the song in his studio,” he said.
“At the studio that night, I was tipsy and I just got in the booth. He played the beat. I was like, Um, that’s a vibe. In between 30 to 35 minutes, I was literally just singing my story. It’s just a young boy that found himself in a new place and is willing to just try out new stuff.”
Fireboy, who recently featured Ed Sheeran on ‘Peru’ remix, said the English singer was excited to be part of the project.
“Ed Sheeran heard the song and loved it. He was so excited about the whole process; the whole vibe of making the song,” he added.
“He asked for the lyrics, what every word meant and all of that. In 30 minutes, he was done with his own verse too.”
Peru remix recently displaced Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas’ to become number 1 at the United Kingdom Apple Charts.