Fountains

Album: Certified Lover Boy (2021)
Charted: 26
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Songfacts®:

  • This slow-burning lovers anthem finds Drake teaming up with the Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems. Both artists sing about their intense emotions and physical connection with each other.
  • Born Temilade Openiyi in Lagos, Nigeria, as a child Tem moved with her family to Britain. She first gained recognition with her 2019 single, "Try Me," which garnered several million streams across music platforms. However, Tems' true breakthrough was "Essence," her duet with fellow Nigerian artist Wizkid, which chartered worldwide during the summer of 2021.
  • Drake has collaborated with African artists before, most notably with Wizkid on his 2016 global smash "One Dance."
  • Drake's go-to producer, Noah "40" Shebib, helmed the afrobeat-infused track with:

    Toronto synthpop musician Scott "Monsune" Zhang. Monsune has two production credits on Certified Lover Boy: "Fountains" and "Race My Mind."

    Congolese-born pop singer-songwriter Tresor, who is fluent in English, French and Swahili. This is Tresor's first production credit with a major Western artist; he also co-wrote the song with Drake and Tems.

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