New Orleans-native & R&B powerhouse Lucky Daye unveils his latest merch collection & Candydrip Zine. To coincide with this drop, Lucky Daye also releases an alternate video for his hit single “NWA” feat. Lil Durk. The Candydrip Zine gives fans the opportunity to be fully immersed in the world of Daye’s critically acclaimed album and features never-before-seen photographs. The accompanying alternate “NWA” video stays on theme with the release of the Zine, highlighting each of the pages in the magazine previously seen in the original “NWA” video. The video is directed by a rubber band. and uses robotic arm technology to provide an inside look into the magazine.
Most recently, Daye released the deluxe version of Candydrip last Friday, which included brand new tracks “Magic,” “Apply Pressure,” “These Signs,” and an original version of “NWA”. This comes fresh off the heels of Daye’s five nominations for the 65th annual GRAMMY Awards. Daye received nominations for Best R&B Album for Candydrip and Best R&B Performance for “Over,” as well as co-writing on Beyoncé’s RENAISSANCE for Album of the Year, Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe) for Album of the Year, and Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous” for Best R&B Song, making him an 11x time GRAMMY nominee. These nominations follow his 2022 GRAMMY win for Best Progressive R&B Album for his 2021 EP Table for Two. Candydrip was released earlier this year and debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums Chart and #10 on the Billboard Current R&B Albums Chart. Upon release the album received critical acclaim from the likes of NPR, Complex, Rolling Stone, Billboard and many more.
The album explores Daye’s redefinition of modern R&B through an alluring sensory-driven world, shaped by the inspiration of Afrofuturism. The 17-track body of work is the taste of a new era, one that celebrates his rise to stardom, while still bringing listeners on a ride they’ve never experienced before. Candydrip continues the sensory experience that he first introduced with Painted, only this time, it’s taste over sight. Also along for the journey are collaborators and friends – rapper Smino, modern Chicago-drill zeitgeist Lil Durk, and synth-soul group Chiiild.
Daye most recently wrapped on the European leg of his Candydrip tour, which hit North American cities this past spring. In addition to his success with Candydrip, Daye has worked on numerous successful collaborations with other artists, including features on Megan Thee Stallion’s “Star,” Snakehips’ “Solitude” with BIA, Yung Bleu’s “Your Love is Dangerous,” Ari Lennox’s “Boy Bye,” SG Lewis’ “Vibe Like This” with Ty Dolla $ign, Mark Ronson’s “Too Much,” Ella Mai’s “A Mess,” and Syd’s “CYBAH.” Daye also collaborated on Beyoncé’s “ALIEN SUPERSTAR” off her latest album RENAISSANCE.
Check out the merch collection and zine here.