Prolific producer Thy Young shares the warm sounds of Sierra Leone in new single, ‘Cocoa (Coco)’

California-based Sierra Leonean producer Thy Young aka Francis Tiffa Williams unveiled his fifth single, ‘Cocoa (Coco)’ on 31 May, 2024 via Survival Records LLC. The track, which received support from Music In Africa, follows the release of his previous single ‘Luck’, which received support from EARMILK. Both songs offer us a taste of his forthcoming album, Scent of Amie, slated for release on the 14th of June 2024. Francis has garnered recognition for his work as a producer. Regarded as one of the best producers in Sierra Leone, Thy Young is the man behind the beat for artists such as Kontri Boss, Dom B., Swadu Natasha Beckley, Mello Seven, Innocent Kuti, Kaley Bag, Bigg Shake, and many more. He boasts the title of Best Music Producer of the Year 2020 & 2021 in the Sierra Leone National Entertainment Awards (NEAs). He’s credited for many of the hit songs out of Sierra Leone and globally. He produced the song Champion’ by Shadow Boxxer & Mellow Seven which was notably featured on CNN Inside Africa. Now, his solo project as Thy Young is beginning to make waves and shows no sign of slowing down anytime soon.


With Cocoa (Coco)’ Thy Young offers a melodious Afro-Pop dancehall song with a seductive lead in and inviting vocals. With sensual guitars and groovy percussion he sets the tone for a danceable track to explore his signature spoken word and ensnare listeners and dancers alike. 


Thy Young shared: “The track asks a poignant question: when times get tough and the good times fade, will they still be the same person who stood by your side when everything was rosy?” 


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