Following his first contribution to Afrobeats, “Ifemi”, Floyd Miles found comfort in the vibrant soundscapes
of the genre and kept the energy in motion.
“Don’t Play” offers a fresh perspective on divine partnerships. Floyd describes a woman who doesn’t
mask her authentic self. She “wears no disguise”. The love, loyalty, and respect that she pours into her
significant other (and herself) will be reciprocated. Floyd also highlights the theme of trust with lyrics like “I
know they all despise / they don’t want much / they just want reply / but she no give dem nothing”—the
Queen is not tempted. They are reflections of one another with a love that is both genuine and divinely
Floyd explains, “The woman has been put on a pedestal, but I see her on a throne beside her
King—that’s balance. Treated as objects, men and women have lost their way when it comes to dealing
with one another. There’s nothing wrong with showing each other off, but you move differently when
respected and protected. Now, everything is about showing off what you have rather than holding onto it.
I’m just offering another approach to love and letting people know that it’s okay to ride for yours.”more