Stanley Doesn’t Want You To Get It Twisted

Ego gets in the way of true love in the Winnipeg pop-R&B artist's latest number.

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Stanley wants to get a few things straight on his new single Twisted — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

A tale of ego versus love that’s as old as time itself, the pop-R&B number comes from the Winnipeg singer-songwriter’s recent debut album Resurrection, a retelling of loss throughout the pandemic.

Twisted tells a story about how, in the midst of all I was going through, I had a girl that loved me regardless — but I never wanted her the same way she wanted me,” Stanley shares. “She did all she could do to let me know she cared for me, but I never saw the value in her. She decided to move on and I instantly regretted losing her; it made me see what I was missing. This destroyed my ego — for the better. My ego always told me she should never get it twisted; that she will always love me.”

Reminiscent of The Weeknd, the song’s production features punchy synth grooves coupled with well-timed guitar samples that make a guest appearance in the chorus. While these layers of production seem innocent at face value, each instrument throughout the mix plays a role in the mindset that comes with feeling deserving of a loved one’s embrace.

As heard across recent releases — including his single Waiting, his 2020 EP Late Bloomer and more — the Nigerian native is an innovative musician who blends pop, afro, EDM and R&B effortlessly. Priding himself on never being boxed in, he works endlessly to leave his musical impact on the world. “Life is all about perspective,” he says. “How you view it becomes your reality.”

Check out Twisted above, sample Resurrection below, and follow Stanley on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok.