New Single Alert: Lekan Drops Soulful Track “614”


R&B sensation Lekan is back with a soul-stirring anthem, “614,” produced by the acclaimed Bongo ByTheWay (known for his work with Mary J. Blige and Jazmine Sullivan). This latest offering, released via Human Re Sources, is more than just a song; it’s proof to Lekan’s journey and the resilience he embodies.

Named after the area code of his hometown, Columbus, Ohio, “614” encapsulates the essence of Lekan’s roots and the relentless pursuit of his dreams. Through heartfelt lyrics, Lekan paints a vivid picture of his upbringing, singing, “Saw the tears from my mama / Hope my father prayin’ for me / Told my brother, I’ma do it / Told my sister that I’m sorry / But I gotta make a move.”

But “614” is more than just a nostalgic ode to his past. It’s a sonic journey that seamlessly transitions into a mesmerizing soundscape halfway through the track. With its hard-hitting drums and chopped and screwed ad-libs, the production takes listeners on a captivating ride, reflecting the highs and lows of Lekan’s life.

Reflecting on the song’s significance, Lekan shares, “This song is a slight introduction into my world and where I’m from. I’m expressing the mentality I had to have within the place I grew up – hopeful and bright to dark and reflective.”

This release marks Lekan’s first single of 2024, following the success of his debut tracks “Familiar,” “Need Somebody,” and “Pray For Me,” all produced by Bongo ByTheWay. Among these, “Familiar” stands out as his most popular, boasting an impressive 2.4 million streams on Spotify alone.

To celebrate his latest release and connect with fans, Lekan is set to grace the stage at the Sol Blume Festival in Sacramento, California, on May 3. Joining a stellar lineup that includes Snoh Aalegra, JoJo, Omar Apollo, Maeta, and Naomi Sharon, Lekan is poised to deliver a performance that resonates long after the music stops.

Experience the soulful vibes of Lekan’s “614” by streaming the track below.